The Slingshot: Pokemon at church, MLK Bible, Muslim women in Rio


Need to know: 07/12/2016

Augmented reality

How Pokémon is luring millennials to the church (parking lot)

But don’t expect them to play in the pews. More from Religion News Service

The 'other' Europeans

Europe’s views of its Muslims grow more negative

Unfavorable views of Muslims have surged in several nations. More from

Family squabble

Judge rules MLK’s Bible can be sold

But the dispute over his peace prize medal may go to trial. More from


Bill Nye visits Noah’s Ark theme park

“The Science Guy” gets a tour of the creationist attraction, and worries about its influence. More from Religion News Service


Twins targeted Jewish and American institutions in South Africa

They are said to have wanted to join the so-called Islamic State. More from BBC News

Bonus tracks


Meet the Muslim women Olympians

There was a trickle of them in 2012, but more are headed to Rio. More from


Churches to Russia: We’re not leaving

New laws prohibit preaching outside of specially designated places. More from Religion News Service

Desperately seeking a candidate

Will Trump’s nomination be the end of the Religious Right?

Never before has a GOP nominee so flouted evangelical beliefs. More from POLITICO Magazine

Fed up

Liberal rabbis stake out their ground at Western Wall

The leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements say the deal for a mixed gender space at Judaism’s holiest site has not been honored. More from Religion News Service


Woman in striking Baton Rouge photo points to God

Protesting police brutality, she calls herself “a vessel” for divine glory. More from Mail Online