WASHINGTON (RNS) The change comes against a backdrop of persistent claims from atheists and other nonbelievers that the military is dominated by a Christian culture that is often hostile to unbelief.
Author Archives: Adelle M. Banks
About Adelle M. Banks
Adelle M. Banks joined the Religion News Service staff in 1995 after working for more than 10 years at daily newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Binghamton and Syracuse, The Providence Journal, and the Orlando Sentinel.
Before coming to RNS, she was a full-time religion reporter for six years in Orlando, covered the beat during part of her time in Syracuse and contributed to religion coverage at the other papers. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., Banks was a third-place winner in the Religion Newswriters Association’s Religion Reporter of the Year contest in 2011 and 1998. She also has been honored by Associated Church Press.
(RNS) “The notion of heaven captures people’s imagination regardless of their religious predisposition,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes, a producer of the new film “Heaven is for Real.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) “We’re all children of God. We’re all made in his image, all worthy of his love and dignity,” President Obama said at his annual Easter prayer breakfast, adding that religious-fueled violence has “no place in our society.”
(RNS) A Maryland-based Sikh organization has honored a police officer for his service on the day a gunman killed six worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
(RNS) A new book, “Thank You, Billy Graham,” has been compiled by the evangelist’s grandchildren, sharing the gratitude expressed by Christians across the globe about his decades of influence.
(RNS) The Rev. Sue Pinnington chose to spend her sabbatical exploring the roles of women bishops in hopes that she can bring back what she learned about leadership to members of the Church of England.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As the national deadline for health insurance enrollment looms and with President Obama’s encouragement, organizations across a range of faiths are working to sign up uninsured Americans by the end of March.
(RNS) Although megachurches were pioneers of the multisite concept, churches with as few as 50 people and as many as 15,000 have tried this approach.
“Ashes to Go” has taken Ash Wednesday outdoors since 2007 and has become an international and interdenominational way to mark the start of Lent.