The Slingshot: RIP Muhammad Ali, exposing (((echoes))), celebrating Ramadan

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Muhammad Ali, pictured in London in May 1966, died in 2016. Photo courtesy of Action Images / MSI/File via Reuters

Muhammad Ali, pictured in London in May 1966, died in 2016. Photo courtesy of Action Images / MSI/File via Reuters

Need to know: 06/06/2016

Remembering 'The Greatest'

Muhammad Ali: Boxing legend, Muslim pathbreaker, dead at 74

Cassius Clay's conversion in 1964 was a public sensation and the start of a personal pilgrimage. More from RNS

Return the relic

Pope John Paul II relic stolen from Cologne Cathedral

A visitor had noticed that the relic was missing on Sunday morning. More from RNS

'Come to Jesus' moment

Southern Baptist leader: Donald Trump a ‘lost’ soul who must repent

Russell Moore has not been afraid to mix it up with Trump. More from RNS

(((Echoes of anti-Semitism)))

Google pulls the plug on anti-Semitic Chrome extension

As a sign of solidarity, Twitter users have reclaimed the meme that had been used to harass Jews. More from ThinkProgress

'Voter bloc party'

Atheists gather on the Mall to demonstrate their political muscle

Many returned to the National Mall four years after the first Reason Rally to show nonbelievers are a voting bloc worth courting. More from RNS

Bonus tracks

Ramadan roadblocks

The right way to observe Ramadan

Some governments ban the Ramadan fast, while others impose it, says Mustafa Akyol. More from New York Times

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The minister who taught Donald Trump to ‘think positive’

The decades-old critique of Norman Vincent Peale has never gotten it quite right, according to Mitch Horowitz. More from RNS

Church business

In rural Ghana, there’s a thin line between business and faith

Maybe that's why so many businesses have biblical names. More from Quartz

Marketing or misogyny?

Hijab is not another word for freedom

Some major fashion companies are celebrating business opportunities and profits during Ramadan, according to Farnaz Calafi. More from RNS

'A man with the people'

Why was Muhammad Ali the greatest? He had a clear moral vision

He was unabashedly Muslim when no one in the U.S. really knew who Muslims were, says Hussein Rashid. More from RNS