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Adelle M. Banks

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Posted by Adelle M. Banks 9 min ago
More than two years after first making his request, Army Maj. Ray Bradley can now be known as exactly what he is: a humanist in the U.S. military.“I’m able to self-identity the belief system that...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 1 week 1 day ago
President Obama on Monday called for people of all faiths to deter gun violence and anti-Semitism, one day after a gunman killed three people at Jewish centers in suburban Kansas City.“That this...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 1 week 1 day ago
Brian Murphy attended Catholic Mass regularly, both before and after he took 12 bullets while trying to defend a Sikh temple in Wisconsin from a gunman in 2012.But he says the principles he’s learned...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 4 weeks 5 days ago
On one Friday earlier this month, more than 11,000 Muslims in mosques across the country heard a sermon about the Affordable Care Act.Hindu and National Baptist groups, meanwhile, are posting online...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 6 weeks 1 day ago
The vast majority of multisite churches are growing, according to a new study, and they are seeing more involvement from lay people and newcomers after they open an additional location.Nearly one in...

Articles by Adelle M. Banks

I've been a religion reporter for more than a decade, and I still find that many
misunderstand my title—journalists included.