We celebrate many early Baptist giants. Thomas Helwys. Roger Williams. John Leland. Adoniram and Anne Judson. Luther Rice. But there’s one we generally don’t know: Jack.
MOSCOW, Idaho (RNS) — For many local residents, this town is just about perfect. With only 30 percent identifying as "religious" one congregation has been planning a spiritual takeover of the town for years that will transform both its politics and its soul.
(RNS) — “God don’t mean people to own people.” That simple statement, uttered by Cynthia Erivo in the title role of "Harriet," a new movie about Harriet Tubman, reveals a truth long known by scholars of the woman dubbed “Moses.”
Around significant anniversaries, churches will often produce a write-up of their history. But what if we’ve left out some important details? Does your church need to reconsider the ugly parts of our history we may have left out?
The “1619 Project” takes the arrival of the first enslaved people as a seminal event with which to reframe U.S. history, charting how there’s little that doesn’t somehow have the legacy of slavery at its foundation. But this reframing proved all too much for an
Some of the negative online reviews posted online about guided tours of Southern plantations went viral after a former congressional candidate tweeted a screenshot of one.
NEW YORK (RNS) — On a narrow street in Harlem sits the oldest black church in New York state, one of many black congregations that developed in the decades before slavery ended nationwide and that worked for its abolition.
JAMESTOWN, Va. (RNS) — Wearing a yellow headwrap, gray skirt and soiled apron, a woman who says she is “called by the name of Angela” stood by the James River and told her story, one of faith and courage, darkness and hope.
African-American novelist and playwright James Baldwin said, “History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history. If we pretend otherwise, we literally are criminals.”