The Slingshot: Mourning the 50 people killed in Orlando massacre

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Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando, Fla., police headquarters during the investigation of the deadly shooting at the Pulse nightclub, June 12, 2016.  Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Friends and family members embrace outside the Orlando, Fla., police headquarters during the investigation of the deadly shooting at the Pulse nightclub, June 12, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Need to know: 06/13/2016

Cold comfort from scriptures

Religious roots of hatred resurface in Orlando

Orlando massacre's message: LBGT people are still not safe, and religion may be a contributing factor to hatred against gays. More from RNS

Prayers for victims

Chicago archbishop decries targeting of gays in Orlando attack

Archbishop Blase Cupich was one of the few Catholic churchmen to specifically cite a reason the victims were massacred. More from RNS

Prayers for wisdom

Conservative Christian women confront their doubts on Trump

He drew applause from evangelicals last week, but some remain skeptical of the presumptive Republican nominee. More from RNS

A condensed version

Nation of Islam is a shadow of the group that Muhammad Ali joined

Recruiting the heavyweight champion of the world was a triumph for the Nation of Islam. Where does the group stand today? More from RNS

'Constant pain of pine needles in your guts'

Witches hex Brock Turner, Stanford swimmer convicted of rape

They felt his sentence -- six months in jail -- didn't go far enough. More from US News & World Report

Bonus tracks

Solidarity with LGBT and Muslim Americans

On the worst shooting rampage in modern America

David Gushee laments the first Islamist-inspired terror attack that was also a hate crime against LGBT people. More from RNS

Evolving beliefs

Why some evangelicals changed their minds about evolution

A new book says Christians can be serious about their faith and still accept a scientific Darwinian account of human origins. More from RNS

The end of the world as we know it

People are seriously wondering if God is punishing us with the 2016 election

"This year has even sober-minded people feeling they are in an end times novel,” according to Russell Moore. More from Washington Post

'Taking care of your neighbors'

Serving tea, Islam and understanding in Cleveland

How one man and his tea house are trying to foster a sense of understanding and community. More from Al Jazeera

Universal religious liberty

Can Baptists contest a core principle of their identity?

Until a new wave of radical Islam appeared, Baptists were united in seeing religious liberty as a fundamental principle of Baptist identity. More from RNS