Global interfaith prayer service advocates for vaccine equity


(RNS) — Faith leaders from across the globe and from numerous faith traditions gathered together on Tuesday (July 20) both on Zoom and with some 100 participants in person on the National Mall in Washington to urge President Joe Biden to share COVID-19 vaccine stockpiles and to advocate for equitable global distribution of vaccines.  “Unless the pandemic … Read more

For 3 weeks, clergy and immigrants fasted to pressure lawmakers for pathway to citizenship


(RNS) — For about two years, Rosa Gutierrez Lopez avoided deportation by taking sanctuary in Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, residing in the Bethesda, Maryland, church just nine miles from the White House. Now, Gutierrez Lopez — who is living independently with her children after she was granted a stay of removal — is urging … Read more