Need to know: 06/21/2016
Jesus gets a divorce
If ‘The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’ sounds like something out of a Dan Brown novel, that’s no coincidence: the Harvard scholar who introduced it to the world now admits it’s probably fake. More from Religion News Service
Good luck with that
It’s a protest against the online anti-Semitic bullying of the Jewish outlet’s reporters, says editor Jane Eisner. More from The Forward
But they’ll miss this!
A peek at what a thousand Christian conservatives want to hear today at their closed-door confab with the presumptive GOP nominee. (Never fear: RNS will have full coverage.) More from TIME.com
A Muslim advocacy group has named 74 organizations and individuals -- an all-time high -- to its list of ‘Islamophobes.’ More from Religion News Service
A candle in the darkness?
Djerba remains a tiny oasis of interfaith harmony and tolerance in an Arab world splintered by violence. Will it endure? More from Religion News Service
Google ‘particular examen’
Stop being hypocrites and take a look at yourself in the mirror -- without covering up your wrinkles -- the pontiff said in a sermon that reprised one of his favorite themes. More from Religion News Service
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A year after the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, Peter Sprigg sees signs that his worst fears are coming true. More from Religion News Service
Book reviewer: Take that, Max Weber!
How can the most hedonistic consumer culture on the planet also be host to some of the most religious people in the world? Chris Lehmann provides some answers. More from www.nytimes.com
More than semantics
Using the word ‘genocide’ to describe the persecution of Christians in the Middle East risks downplaying the courage and witness of those who profess faith even in the face of death, Francis said. More from ncronline.org
You can’t have all the fun, Cleveland
More than 3,500 people from around the world are expected to vote on resolutions on Thanksgiving (maybe it wasn’t a good idea?) and divesting from companies tied to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories. More from www.washingtonpost.com