Black pastors move to counter new voter ID laws

(RNS) African-American clergy are joining forces with civil rights groups to push for increased voter registration ahead of the November election, spurred on by new voter laws they say restrict opportunities for minorities to enter the voting booth. By Adelle M. Banks.

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Filmmaker Spike Lee focuses on faith in “Red Hook Summer”

WASHINGTON (RNS) Spike Lee’s not about to give up filmmaking but – at least for a moment or two – he sounded a bit like an expert on the challenges facing the church as he promoted his new movie “Red Hook Summer.” By Adelle M. Banks.

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