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Ebola spread * BYU beards * Bishop resigns : Monday’s Roundup

An American doctor exposed to Ebola has been admitted at the NIH near DC. BYU students are protesting the school's ban on beards. Plus, a bishop resigns after admitting he has been "unfaithful."

Catching up from the weekend? Here are 10 items to get you started:

(RNS1-JULY 28) Infectious disease specialists work to diagnose possible Ebola cases in Africa on April 4, 2013. For the first time in West Africa, a case of Ebola was confirmed on March 21, 2013, three weeks after the first alert of a possible viral haemorrhagic fever emerged from Guinea’s Forest region.

Infectious disease specialists work to diagnose possible Ebola cases in Africa on April 4, 2013. RNS file photo.


An American doctor who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been admitted at the National Institutes of Health near DC. Richard Sacra, an American missionary doctor who was working in Liberia, was released from the Nebraska Medical Center after contracting the virus.

The Muslim community is reeling from Friday’s news that a man who claimed to have Muslim ties beheaded a woman co-worker after being fired from his job in Oklahoma.

Megachurch leader T.D. Jakes is threatening to sue rappers Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar over sampled speech on ‘Holy Ghost’ remix, saying it rips from one of his sermons.

Also in entertainment news, Miami pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr., the televangelist’s son who performed Kim-Kanye’s wedding, will get a TV show.

Bishop Kieran Conry, previously considered one of the most influential prelates in England, has abruptly resigned, admitting he was “unfaithful.”

Interesting detail from a profile of Ferguson’s Police Chief Thomas Jackson: he has been meeting with a group of pastors called “Clergy United” almost daily.

Brazil’s increasingly powerful evangelical Christians are close to electing one of their own as president.

Students at Brigham Young University protested the school’s ban on beards. Plus, Mormon feminists may have been surprised by some subtle changes in vocabulary and approach over the weekend at the general women’s meeting, where females were called not just “sisters” but “blessed disciples of Jesus Christ.”

Sudan apostasy woman Mariam Ibrahim, who appeared at the Values Voters Summit gathering over the weekend, plans to campaign against religious persecution.

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