Our hand-picked mix of compelling news stories, commentaries from Maureen, and important updates about the show.
New book tells story of forgotten black Mormons
07-23-2014From around the web
By PEGGY FLETCHER STACK
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Green Flake was in the vanguard company of Mormon pioneers in 1847, driving a wagon into the Salt Lake Valley with LDS prophet Brigham Young, who famously declared Utah...
Moving churches to discuss the morality of climate change
07-16-2014From around the web
By GREGG ZOROYA
(RNS) Rabbi Moti Rieber travels the politically red state of Kansas armed with the book of Genesis, a psalm and even the words of Jesus to lecture church audiences, or sermonize if they’ll le...
After Edwina Rogers’ ouster, secular community regroups
06-11-2014From around the web
By KIMBERLY WINSTON
(RNS) As the Secular Coalition for America prepares for its biggest event of the year this week (June 12-14) in Washington, D.C., atheist groups are recovering from the sudden departure of the ...
The ballerina and the Bible: Q&A with Jenifer Ringer
06-03-2014From around the web
BY LAUREN MARKOE
(RNS) After 25 years with the New York City Ballet, Jenifer Ringer retired in February and wrote an unusual memoir for a prima ballerina. “Dancing Through It” is full of passages ...