From Bullets to Burnings: Religion & Violence in America

Religion News Service’s regional hubs — the Faith & Values news sites — debut their first team series, “From Bullets to Burnings: Religion & Violence in America.” Part 1: The Business of Church Safety In its first weeklong series, Faith & Values news explores what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. […]

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.