(RNS) — At age 14 and much later in life, the R&B singer recorded gospel songs at her father's Detroit church.
Author - Adelle M. Banks
Adelle M. Banks, production editor and a national reporter, joined RNS in 1995. An award-winning journalist, she previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton.
(RNS) — Just like the music of the civil rights movement, old and new songs are often led by people of faith and sometimes refashioned to appeal to people of a range of backgrounds.
(RNS) — The Treasury Department said in a statement that Turkey’s ministers of justice and interior lead governmental organizations 'responsible for implementing Turkey’s serious human rights abuses.'
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Administration supporters who are also religious freedom advocates spoke in glowing terms about the significance of the gathering. But outside observers are less impressed.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Vice President Mike Pence used a State Department summit of foreign ministers and religious leaders to announce new initiatives and call on Turkey to release U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'We must move to a place where people genuinely care and love one another, no matter our differences,' said the religious freedom ambassador at the interfaith, international summit.
(RNS) — The first Generation X president of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination said he wants to focus more on what all Southern Baptists embrace than what divides them.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As debates over faith and culture continue, secularists worry Kavanaugh could be a 'disaster' for the principle of church-state separation, while some conservatives think he will be a staunch defender of religious liberties.
(RNS) — As a new study shows that multiracial churches are on the rise, leaders of intercultural congregations say it takes perseverance to maintain diversity in their pulpits and their pews.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'We are not just here to march; we are here to mobilize,' was the theme of Saturday's concluding Poor People's Campaign rally.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Is this something we can embrace because it has great potential in medicine or is it something we should think a little more deeply about before we plunge in?' the geneticist asks about advances in gene editing.
DALLAS (RNS) — New SBC President J.D. Greear said he is 'very open to anything that can lead to a greater transparency and greater safety and that prioritizes the safety of the victim above everything.'
DALLAS (RNS) — The day before his speech, a Southern Baptist attending the annual meeting requested reconsideration of the plans to welcome Pence. He was overruled.
DALLAS (RNS) — The statements come after the May termination of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, who had shunned divorce and was accused of mishandling students’ allegations of rape.
DALLAS (RNS) — There has been recent speculation about whether someday, or sooner, a woman should be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president.