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Adelle M. Banks

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Posted by Adelle M. Banks 3 days 21 hours ago
Chicago. New York. Washington, D.C. In quick succession this year, three women have been chosen to lead historic tall-steeple churches in all these cities.In May, the Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 1 week 3 days ago
As the Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner collected signatures for a statement by leaders of African-American church groups about the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting of Michael Brown, she found more people...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 4 weeks 3 days ago
The issues sound like they belong on the therapist’s couch:The couple that hasn’t had sex eight months into their marriage.The parents who can’t deal with their son’s homosexuality.The male teen who...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 5 weeks 5 days ago
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Rhonda Rowe and her team gathered around a diagram of the nursing home’s floor plan and determined how to split up to avoid praying with anyone twice.Rowe made her way to...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 7 weeks 3 days ago
The Evangelical Immigration Table commissioned the documentary “The Stranger” to foster evangelical support for immigration reform. Linda Midgett, a graduate of evangelical Wheaton College who...

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.