Need to know: 07/21/2016
Speaking #truth to #power
What started as a social media campaign of flag selfies and hashtags has evolved into a full-fledged citizen movement with “Captain Zimbabwe” as its leader. More from Religion News Service
As the Vatican goes, so goes … ?
Many moderate and conservative Catholics don’t seem to buy what Trump is selling. Here are three reasons why. More from Religion News Service
At a Christian music festival in Kentucky, Pence “gave my life to Jesus Christ,” the soon-to-be GOP vice-presidential recalled years later, “and that’s changed everything.” More from www.nytimes.com
Today more young evangelical conservative women identify as feminists, and as Clinton is nominated these women are perhaps more primed than ever to celebrate a woman in the White House – unlike many of their fellow believers. More from www.washingtonpost.com
Who you calling Lucifer?
Two days into the coronation of Donald J. Trump, the arrival of Saul Alinsky, in all his dead Jewish radical glory, was not a surprise. More from The Forward
Yes, the Poconos.
In 80 countries followers of reclusive Turkish imam Fethullah Gulen, who lives in a gated compound in the Poconos, are making their mark. More from Religion News Service
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All is not lost
Garrison Keillor swaps Scripture references with an old friend and contemplates the eternal good beyond the ugly headlines: “I don’t say that faith is a stronger bond than race, but it ought to be.” More from www.washingtonpost.com
Malik Waliyani arrived at his gas station and convenience store last week to find the registers damaged, items stolen and an undetermined amount of cash gone. He was devastated – until help arrived from an unexpected source. More from www.ajc.com
Stories of Muslims facing down hate and terror, especially perpetrated by violent Islamists who claim to speak in their name, are both important to tell and more common than we realize. More from Religion News Service
Baton Rouge is a city that feels the great weight of ambivalence. Black or white, police or protester, Protestant or Catholic, rich or poor. Elijah R. Zehyoue hopes that this a moment when we can all learn how to properly pray. More from Religion News Service
Apparently it’s where you can find the Pokemon god, Arceus. With two popes already, the place could be getting crowded. More from www.romereports.com
Will they steal your soul patch next?
You can be jailed and deported in Burma because Buddhism has a surprising hold on the country’s politics — and not always in positive ways. More from www.washingtonpost.com