(RNS) — At first glance, a biblical epigraph introducing a true-crime book might seem puzzling, if not incongruous. But for nearly a half century now, my journalism career has whipsawed between writing about religion and about crime — chronicling some...
(RNS) — Over the course of the past two years, the preachers of the Washington National Cathedral have addressed the grief, loneliness and other trials of the COVID-19 pandemic through sermons each Sunday. Now, a new book, “Reconciliation, Healing, and...
(RNS) — Tonight (March 12), 19 rabbis from the New York region will board a flight to Warsaw and from there travel to the Ukrainian border to deliver medical supplies and offer comfort to Ukrainians fleeing their country. Their 48-hour...
(RNS) — Ambassadors, elected officials and a group of interfaith clergy joined with Orthodox Christian leaders in New York on Wednesday (March 9) to express solidarity with Ukrainians as they resist the ongoing invasion of their country — and...
BERLIN (AP) — Yan Skvyrskyi talks on the phone to his mother in Ukraine at least 12 times a day, spends sleepless nights worrying about her but fears it may be too dangerous to help her flee the war-torn...
(RNS) — Dissemination of white supremacist propaganda in the United States fell by 5% in 2021, while specific antisemitic propaganda rose by 27%, a new report by the Anti-Defamation League finds. The report — which collected instances of hate groups...
(RNS) — Traditional forms of youth ministry are losing their effectiveness. Attendance numbers at weekly worship are down across the board, and anecdotally, pastors, youth ministers and campus ministers are almost universally reporting greater difficulty in accessing and...
(RNS) — Last month, a bridge in my Pittsburgh neighborhood collapsed into the ravine below it. The day before — on Jan. 27 — my daughter and I drove over the bridge separately so I could get my mandated...
(RNS) — For Rabbi Katie Mizrahi, the rabbi of the Reconstructionist synagogue Or Shalom in San Francisco, the COVID-19 pandemic has been long, stressful and full of surprises. During the pandemic, Or Shalom has experimented with a few outdoor services,...
(RNS) — Earlier this month New York Times columnist David Brooks published a devastating piece titled, “The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism from Itself.” Taking stock of the state of conservative Christianity, the piece identified widespread polarization, pain and...