(The Conversation) — More than 500,000 Sikh Americans face a growing amount of hate crimes, mainly from ignorance. A Sikh scholar explains the tenets and history of the faith, including why they wear turbans.
Race & Ethnicity
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(RNS) — The high court’s ruling Tuesday is not surprising. When it comes to welcoming people to America, the court almost never acts for the rights promised in the U.S. Constitution without first denying them.
DALLAS (USA Today) — The small white congregation in Albany, Ga., has been accused of discriminating against a growing black congregation that shared its church building.
(RNS) — It's been 150 years since the Civil War ended, but does the racist theology remain?
(RNS) — 'I suppose if there is anything I could say I reject, it is the idea that God’s love and acceptance is dependent on our right belief. I no longer see how that could be possible,' said Audrey Assad.
Last October, evangelicalism was rocked by the launch of ChurchClarity.org, an organization that reports churches’ LGBTQ+ policies and rates congregations based on their level of clarity. The website angered Christians on both sides of the...
(RNS) — Pope Francis was faced with a terrible dilemma: Be prophetic and put at risk Christians in Myanmar, or be silent and compromise his moral authority. He chose neither.
(RNS) — Next week Pope Francis will visit Myanmar, where he risks either compromising his moral authority or putting in danger the Christians of that country. I have great admiration for the pope and his abilities, but someone should have talked him...
(RNS) — “Christ wishes to break down the walls created by the evils of racism,” Bishop George Murry of Youngstown told the U.S. Catholic bishops who are in Baltimore for their annual November meeting.
(RNS) — American evangelicals are losing numbers and losing them quickly. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated now form the largest single group in 20 U.S. states.
The following is an adaptation from “Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God.” I have decided to feature it here because it was one of the most profound and readable theological reflections that I’ve encountered in my life. I highly...
(RNS) — A new book traces how white nationalists have cherry-picked Scripture to craft their exclusive ideology.
(RNS) — 'Decrying white nationalists is an ethical lay-up for which no white person should feel the slightest hint of self-congratulatory pride,' writes the Rev. Noel Schoonmaker.
(RNS) 'I am not interested in endorsing a candidate,' the renowned megachurch pastor said in an interview. 'I’m interested in supporting policies.'
Christian rapper Propaganda's new album only mentions "God" in one song. He focuses on racism and injustice instead.