(RNS) — From the tragedy has perhaps come a growing awareness of the contribution Britain’s Muslims and other faith communities make to their neighbourhoods.
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(RNS) — And it can be found in pending federal legislation.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Disaster Recovery Reform Act received strong support from both sides of the aisle despite concerns that using taxpayer funds to rebuild houses of worship would violate the separation of church and state.
(RNS) — Their request follows a Sept. 4 lawsuit against FEMA filed by three churches in the state that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
(USA Today) — If you donate bottles of water, diapers, clothing or any other materials to hurricane victims in Texas or Florida, your donation will likely pass through the hands of the Seventh-day Adventists before it gets to a storm victim.
PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — At a time when the far right often cites the inability of Muslims to assimilate, these young volunteers are providing emergency aid, labor and comfort to people suffering the effects of natural disasters.
JEREMIE, Haiti (RNS) Religion reporting doesn't usually put a journalist in harm's way. But that wasn't the case when an RNS photojournalist accompanied a relief convoy distributing aid in Haiti to victims of Hurricane Matthew.
(RNS) The groups aren't merging but hope to work on dismantling racism, alleviating poverty and fostering healthy congregations.
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (RNS) But churches spring into action and racial tensions are washed away.
BATON ROUGE, La. (RNS) 'We just began riding my boat up the street … pulling up to people’s front doors in the boat, picking them up,' said Bethany Church's Jared Stockstill.
(RNS) You need to resist the urge to self-deploy or to send resources, at least for the moment.