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Adelle M. Banks

Survivors of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and families of those killed, ponder their grief and ongoing gun violence at a preview screening of a documentary about the massacre four years ago. Read more

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Clergy can rest easy – literally – now that a federal appeals court has ruled the tax-exempt housing allowance approved by the Internal Revenue Service is constitutional. Read more

Ordained Ministry

A new survey shows a sharp racial and religious divided over whether the actions of President Trump are encouraging white supremacist organizations. Read more

Advocating Justice

A new report shows that the number of women in the ranks of American clergy has doubled — and sometimes tripled — in some denominations over the last two decades. Read more

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Saying black spiritual leaders are neither "mere mascots" of the left nor setting "horses" with the religious right, representatives of the nation's two largest black denominations announced they will work independently to mobilize voters. Read more

Advocating Justice

Increases in pastors speaking out against sexual abuse, along with reporting instances of harassment against themselves, can be attributed to the lessening of the taboo against disclosure sparking by the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements. Read more

Ordained Ministry

National faith leaders weigh in on the potential of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, to build up or tear down religious freedom in the United States. Read more

The rally brought together a wide range of activists, including Jews and Christians, farmworkers and Appalachian poverty volunteers. Read more

Advocating Justice