Lisa Wangsness

Wangsness is the Globe’s religion reporter. She previously covered politics in the City Hall, State House, and Washington bureaus, and at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She has reported on health reform and the 2008 presidential campaign.

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By , Globe Staff

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s lives in American memory as a distinctly religious campaign for social justice. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference colleagues were its face. Black churches were a crucial component of its infrastructure -- and, often, prominent targets of white supremacist violence. Scripture lent its voice moral authority.

Harvard-acquired Pentecostal collection offers up ‘gold mine’

By , Globe Staff

Bishop Carlton Pearson’s media archive will offer scholars a rare glimpse inside the closely guarded world of evangelical religious broadcasting.

In Vt., a Jewish community rises like the mountains

By , Globe Staff

The world-renowned resort town of Stowe had no organized Jewish community for two centuries. Now, one is thriving.

In wake of violence, Boston faith leaders band together

By , Globe Staff

They came together Friday to pray for the families of police officers shot to death in Dallas and of African-American men fatally shot by police.