A prayer gathering at Friendship House in Fayetteville
Faith Dispatches
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceJune 14, 2019
At a new residential complex in North Carolina, graduate students and adults with developmental disabilities share living quarters and meet in prayer.
Fire destroys the main offices of the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tenn., on March 29, 2019. The center is a social justice center that trained the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders. Representatives of the center said Tuesday, April 2, 2019, that a white power symbol was also found spray painted on the parking lot near the building. (Sammy Solomon/New Market Fire and Rescue Team via AP)
Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceApril 05, 2019
The local sheriff said the fire may have been intentionally set, after a “symbol connected to the white power movement” was found spray-painted in the parking lot. On April 4, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before Congress that white supremacy is a “persistent, pervasive threat” to U.S.
Faith News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceMarch 06, 2019
There is a growing awareness about solitary confinement, a practice affecting 60,000 to 100,000 people in U.S. prisons.
Faith News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceFebruary 26, 2019
“It’s a pretty common belief here in the South that Catholics are not Christian.”
Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceNovember 30, 2018
After his arrest, Oliver-Bruno was moved from North Carolina to an ICE detention facility in Lumpkin Ga., and then to Brownsville, Texas, on Thursday.
Faith News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceOctober 05, 2018
Earlier this year Barber resurrected the Poor People’s Campaign, first organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceOctober 05, 2018
The leaders take their inspiration from the biblical prophets who admonished leaders for policies that harmed the poor at the expense of the wealthy.
Faith News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceSeptember 27, 2018
The dioceses of Washington, D.C.; St. Louis; Seattle; St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Richmond, Va., are planning or have already held services focused on repentance and atonement.
Politics & Society News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceJuly 03, 2018
This year, five state legislatures passed laws mandating that every public school prominently display the U.S. motto, “In God We Trust.” The addition of Arkansas, which passed such a law in 2017, brings to six the number of states with public school mandates, including Alabama, Florida, Arizona, 
Faith News
Yonat Shimron - Religion News ServiceNovember 10, 2017
After the mass shooting at First Baptist Church, the town turned to the only other civic institution here capable of handling it all — another Baptist church.