(RNS) Although often reluctant to get on board, African-American churches are being encouraged to be more involved in environmental issues from conservation to advocacy.
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) Bernice King had said that her father “MUST be turning in his grave” over her brothers’ attempts to sell his Bible and Nobel Peace Prize medal, calling it “outright morally reprehensible.”
(RNS) In 1917, a missionary couple were told they couldn’t receive support to travel to Liberia with the fledgling Assemblies of God because they were “colored.”
(RNS) This often-unspoken need is now being addressed across the country, with new training and a greater emphasis on mentoring.
(RNS) “As Mark 8:36 teaches, ‘For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?’” she said. “Our Father MUST be turning in his grave. As a minister of the Gospel, the thought of selling my daddy’s Bible troubles my mind, vexes my spirit and weighs on my soul.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pentagon officials told members of Congress at a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday that they are unaware of any pattern of religious discrimination in the chaplain corps.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “They’ve learned to live with the repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell) and so I think they can get along very well with yarmulkes and beards,” said Rabbi Sanford Dresin, director of military programs for the Florida-based Aleph Institute.
(RNS) “While we are yet flawed by those among us who hold to racial bigotry and intolerance, they no longer define us as a nation or a people!” United Methodist Bishop Woodie White wrote in his 2014 letter to Martin Luther King.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Across the country in the past decade, hundreds of houses of worship have started composting, relating it to theological concepts of resurrection and stewardship.