LEAH PAYNE, associate professor of American religious history at Portland Seminary, and DARA COLEBY DELGADO, assistant professor of religious studies and Black studies at Allegheny College, reflect on the impact of the late Pentecostal music icon Carmen...

As National Guard troops sleep in the US Capitol ahead of this week's presidential inauguration, ALLEN G BREED, of Associated Press, recalls the experience of his great-grandfather, a doctor during the American Civil War...

INNOCENT ETENG, writing for Religion Unplugged, profiles  Heline Babiene Eweni, founder of the  Exceptional Youth Initiative which is helping displaced pregnant girls and women in war-torn Cameroon...

EMMA BATHA, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, speaks with scientist Nowras Rahhal about how being stateless has affected his life - and his involvement in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine...

KIM HARRISBERG, writing for Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on how South African Davy Tsopo's life has changed in the coronavirus pandemic...

A year-and-a-half after her death, MAINA MWAURA, of Religion News Service, speaks with Peter Held, father of the late US author and blogger Rachel Held Evans, about his daughter's career, legacy and the hope he feels thanks to his faith and the support of his daughter's community...

In an article first published on The Conversation, CAROL SARGENT, of Georgetown University, writes about the life of activist nun Sister Ardeth Platte who died last month at the age of 84...

LIZA VANDENBOOM, in an article first published on Religion Unplugged, reports on how when biker and rocker Floyd "Crow" Brady's life hit a crossroads, God steered him in  a new direction...

ZOE RAMUSHU, in an article first published on Religion Unplugged, speaks with Zimbabwean pastor-in-training  Gladys Kwedyo about her journey through adversity and her mission to help others in a time of need...

JILLIAN CHENEY, of Religion Unplugged meets US artist Jeromyah Jones...

EMMA BATHA, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, reports on Guor Maker's bid for Olympic gold, three decades after he was literally running for his life...

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