In early 2007, I spoke at the preview release of Amazing Grace at the Parliamentary Theater in Canberra. It was the story of the courage of Independent MP William Wilberforce, resisting even attacks from fellow Christians who claimed that faith had nothing to say about slavery. Afterwards, a few members of the Christian coalition took …

Cornel West is an author, historian and professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Lynn Hey, News & Record Journal of Richard Groves Winston-Salem Bruce, a friend of mine in Texas a long time ago, said that he and his mother – a die-hard fundamentalist – couldn’t have a civil conversation about religion. According …

CRUSO – If weather analogies applied to the aftermath of a disaster, Reverend Peter Constantian would be in the eye of the hurricane. As pastor of the United Methodist churches of Long and Cruso, Constantian was one of the first to be in the crisis and will be there for a long time. He is …

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the role of devadāsī, sometimes referred to as temple dancers, was hotly debated in South Asia. Looking at the dancers’ own writings, social historian Davesh Soneji writes that The devadāsis used a long-standing tradition to assert that they had a legitimate position in their nation undergoing modernization. …

Focus on the individual: Unlike other religions, the origins of Hinduism are not limited to one event or one prophet or a group of prophets. It has evolved over time and continues to do so today. This is why Hinduism is seen more as a way of life than as a religion. In accordance with …

“I never had to compromise my conscience or go against my faith. I have met so many nice and wonderful people, who generously offered me their prayers, encouragement and support. RICHLAND, Wa. – Christian florist who was sued after refusing to create flower arrangements for a same-sex marriage ceremony and then spent eight years in …

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part series on the anti-racist initiative at Tufts. The next part of the series will be released on Monday, November 22. “Tufts as an anti-racist institution,”A university-wide initiative, was first announced by President of Anthony Monaco University on July 8, 2020, in order to “Find and eradicate …

WASHINGTON (RNS) – US Senator Raphael Warnock and United States Representative Terri Sewell, both Democrats and an ordained minister, pleaded for the protection and extension of voting rights on Thursday, November 18, defending the “sacred” right to vote in a broad discussion that also addressed the question of whether God is black. Both lawmakers appeared …

OPINION: Mega-churches aren’t exactly New Zealand’s flavor of the month. As tensions escalate across the country with the looming danger of Covid-19, figures like City Impact Church and Destiny Church have come under fire for undermining the Auckland lockdown and calling their congregation on dissent against the measures public health. Comments from leaders such as …

At least 750,000 California paper stimulus checks were mailed last Monday, announced the California Franchise Tax Board (CFTB). On Friday, the state released approximately 34,000 direct deposits of Golden State Stimulus II payments, added the Council. Most of the direct deposits were sent at the end of October. “We expect the vast majority of all …