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Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, seen here at her 2006 installation at Washington National Cathedral, was told to remove her miter (bishop's hat) when she preached at services in London, in part because the Church of England does not allow women bishops.
Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, seen here at her 2006 installation at Washington National Cathedral, was told to remove her miter (bishop's hat) when she preached at services in London, in part because the Church of England does not allow women bishops.

Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. RNS archive photo.

Happy first-day-of Autumn, everybody. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:

Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori to step down next year.

Former president of The King’s College Dinesh D’Souza faces his sentencing today in a campaign finance case.

A Chinese court imposed a life sentence Tuesday on a Muslim scholar who championed the country’s Uighur minority, receiving the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicted of illegal political speech.

A Portland immigration activist from El Salvador has taken sanctuary in an Oregon church.

A federal appeals court has reinstated a Jewish group’s lawsuit accusing a Connecticut district commission of religious discrimination when it rejected plans for a synagogue in 2007.

Pope Francis called for international cooperation on migration crisis.

A senior tennis team with Orthodox Jewish members is suing the United States Tennis Association over its refusal to change a tournament schedule to accommodate the players’ observance of the Sabbath.

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Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey is a national correspondent for RNS, covering how faith intersects with politics, culture and other news. She previously served as online editor for Christianity Today where she remains an editor-at-large.

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