The Slingshot: Caring for refugees, being born again, predicting the apocalypse


Need to know: 06/27/2016

Saying sorry

Pope says church should ask forgiveness from gays for past treatment

The pontiff included treatment of women, praise for weapons and neglect of child labor on his list of issues worthy of an apology. More from Religion News Service

Do unto others

Evangelicals and refugees: Care first, conversion maybe later

Although evangelism is the lifeblood of evangelical Christians, some say care comes first. More from Religion News Service

Yuuuge conversion

Is Donald Trump now a born-again Christian?

Donald Trump recently accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, making him a ‘baby Christian,’ Focus on the Family founder James Dobson reportedly said. More from Religion News Service

Beware of monks

Fake monks? Buddhist leaders warn NYC tourists to be wary

Men in orange robes claiming to be Thai Buddhist monks are approaching visitors to some of the city's most popular attractions, asking for donations. More from The Big Story

Under pressure

Presbyterians vote to continue pressure on Israel

Both Presbyterians and Unitarian Universalists considered resolutions this weekend aimed to pressure Israel to leave Palestinian lands. More from Religion News Service

Bonus tracks

The answer always is yes

Could Brexit be an apocalyptic prediction?

Great Britain's exit from the European Union will have financial and political implications. But some are more concerned with its potential apocalyptic consequences. More from

And it was so

A Noah’s Ark in Kentucky, dinosaurs included

Ken Ham’s “Ark Encounter,” built at a cost of more than $102 million, is scheduled to open on July 7 in Williamstown, Ky. But building it wasn’t all smooth sailing. More from

A big shift

Southern Baptists are going to need a bigger tent

Some say the Southern Baptist Convention is at a turning point. More from Religion News Service

'Your identities are at war'

LGBTQ Muslims find voice, identifying with different worlds

LGBT Muslims in metro Detroit said they oppose any attempts to divide Muslims and gays.  More from Detroit Free Press

Witnessing an increase

Amish growth extended to South America settlements last year

A high percentage of young people also are opting to remain within the religious community. More from Star Tribune