Elana’s Recent Stories
Politics Jan 04Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of burning church’s Black Lives Matter banner
Police in the nation’s capital have arrested the leader of the Proud Boys for burning a Black Lives Matter sign that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington last month.
Education Oct 29Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation
Jerry Falwell Jr. has sued Liberty University two months after resigning amid a series of scandals. Fallwell is alleging the evangelical school founded by his late pastor father defamed him through statements it issued.
Nation Oct 25Black D.C. archbishop’s rise marks a historic moment
The 72-year-old Gregory, ordained in his native Chicago in 1973, took over leadership of the capital’s archdiocese last year after serving as archbishop of Atlanta since 2005. The ceremony making his elevation official is slated for Nov. 28.
Politics Oct 13Bipartisan Christian group forms super PAC to oppose Trump
Trump and his reelection campaign continue to lean heavily on pitches to Christian voters, with the president asserting the baseless claim that Biden and Democrats are hostile to religion.
Education Aug 25Falwell says he’s resigned from Liberty University
Falwell confirmed his departure in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, a day after the school said he had submitted, then rescinded his resignation.
Education Aug 24Liberty University official says Jerry Falwell Jr. is resigning. Falwell says he does not plan to leave permanently
Jerry Falwell Jr.’s future at evangelical Liberty University was unclear late Monday, with a senior school official saying he had resigned from his leadership post but Falwell telling several news outlets that he does not plan to leave permanently.
Nation Aug 19Christian groups unveil new criminal justice reform push
A coalition of Christian groups including the Church of God in Christ and the National Association of Evangelicals is launching a new criminal justice reform push that seeks to rally believers behind policing changes grounded in biblical principles.
Politics Jul 22WATCH: House approves repeal of Trump travel ban decried as anti-Muslim
It is unlikely to advance in the Republican-controlled Senate, where it has no GOP support, but House passage still elated advocates who had long pushed for formal action against a travel ban that they see as discriminatory.
Politics Jul 17Biden’s bid touts faith, courts even religious conservatives
President Donald Trump’s appeal to religious conservatives is a cornerstone of his political identity. But Joe Biden is a different kind of foe than Trump has faced before: one who makes his devout Catholicism a central part of his persona.
Health May 17U.S., European leaders weigh reopening risks without a vaccine
On a weekend when many pandemic-weary people emerged from weeks of lockdown, leaders in the U.S. and Europe weighed the risks and rewards of lifting COVID-19 restrictions knowing that a vaccine could take years to develop.