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Adelle M. Banks

Blog Posts by Adelle M. Banks

Posted by Adelle M. Banks 7 hours 52 min ago
At an organization where 45 percent of U.S. senior leaders are women, Romanita Hairston’s gender is mostly a nonissue as she oversees children’s welfare programs at World Vision, the giant...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 6 days 8 hours ago
Seventh-day Adventists opted for a middle-way approach on the divisive issue of women’s ordination on Oct. 14, kicking the question to next year’s worldwide meeting without taking a firm stance...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 3 weeks 2 days ago
When Brianna and Chris Lindsay married in June, they had the church, the minister, the bridesmaids … and a foot-washing ceremony for the bride and groom.It was, they said, a sign of their mutual...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 3 weeks 6 days ago
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee voted unanimously Sept. 23 to break ties with New Heart Community Church in La Mirada, Calif., after determining it was condoning “homosexual...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 4 weeks 1 day ago
Protestant clergy rarely preach about mental illness to their congregations and only one quarter of congregations have a plan in place to assist members who have a mental health crisis, a new LifeWay...

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.