Pastor says hospitality staff can’t live by bread alone

Tracy Simmons |

SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Kevin Finch may be a minister, but he doesn't proselytize through Big Table, a nonprofit organization that serves the city's restaurant and hospitality industry. The only goal of the Big Table dinners, he says, is to befriend local food industry workers. “God is big enough to show up when he wants to show up,” he said. By Tracy Simmons.

FBI says Muslims’ trust is broken by NYPD spying

Jason Grant |

NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) As friction over the New York police spying on New Jersey's Muslims continues to grow, the state's top FBI officer  said the uproar is damaging his agency's ability to gather important counterterrorism intelligence. By Jason Grant.