Stating “pandemics cannot be partisan,” North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday defended his eased stay-at-home order as criticism mounted from elected Republican officials and demonstrators who gather weekly outside his home. His order continues to impact churches.
Brian Kaylor didn’t realize how the coronavirus pandemic was emotionally impacting his 8-year-old son, Kagan, until the children’s minister at their church started sharing a nightly bedtime story.
The head of the largest Baptist convention in Brazil recently recovered after a serious case of COVID-19. But the good news after weeks of prayer for him comes amid a growing coronavirus outbreak in the largest South American nation.
Like almost everyone else impatiently and anxiously waiting out the pandemic, John Krasinski was fed up with seeing headline after headline delivering bad news. But unlike everyone else, Krasinski decided to do something about his frustration.
The Associated Press sat down to talk with Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, during his recent visit to New York, where his Christian relief charity Samaritan’s Purse had operated a Central Park field hospital to treat coronavirus patients.
The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as “Year of the Nurse,” marking 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale, who “will forever be linked with modern nursing — and rightly so.”
One is a Roman Catholic church in Queens; the other, a Lutheran church in Manhattan. But the COVID-19 pandemic has united the two Hispanic congregations in grief.
A leading gun control advocacy group has enlisted more than a dozen religious leaders to boost voter turnout this fall in support of candidates who support measures to prevent gun violence.
Hearing arguments by phone, the Supreme Court on May 11 seemed divided over how broadly religious institutions including schools, hospitals and social service centers should be shielded from job discrimination lawsuits by employees.
Preachers periodically inform congregations that the Ten Commandments are not the Ten Suggestions. As part of its coronavirus reopening plan, the CDC came up with a few dozen suggestions for faith communities. The White House has rejected them as commandments that infringe on religious rights.