RNS Updated Budget — Friday, December 6, 2019

RNS-GC2-SUMMIT: Wheaton mental health summit remembers Jarrid Wilson's 'legacy of hope'
WHEATON, Illinois (RNS) — About 400 ministry leaders filled a sold-out auditorium at the Billy Graham Center for GC2: Facing Hard Truths and Challenges of Pastoral Ministry focused on the topics of leadership, burnout and mental health for clergy. By Emily McFarlan Miller. 900 words. (category: a)

RNS-CCCU-Fairness: Republicans introduce bill to protect LGBTQ rights and religious freedom
(RNS) — With the backing of a consortium of Christian colleges and universities, a Utah Congressman introduced a bill Friday (Dec. 6) that would would ban discrimination against LGBTQ people while also protecting religious institutions that uphold traditional beliefs about marriage and sexuality. By Yonat Shimron. 1,000 words. (category: a)

RNS-Brazil-Brotherhoods: In Brazil, historic black lay Catholic 'brotherhoods' fight to survive
(RNS) — After centuries of resisting slavery, racism and inequality, dozens of black Catholic lay associations are hopeful that a new network and changes in the Church will extend their history. By Eduardo Campos Lima. 1,000 words. (category: i)

RNS-CLERGY-HEALTH: Wheaton Summit centers the importance of mental health and wellbeing for clergy
(RNS) — Looking to break down barriers surrounding pastors’ mental health, thousands of people across the United States will be livestreaming The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College’s 2019 Summit GC2: Facing Hard Truths and Challenges of Pastoral Ministry on Friday, Dec 6. The conference comes after the suicide of Jarrid Wilson, a California church leader, author and mental health advocate. By Heather Morrison. 1,250 words. (category: a)

RNS-POPULAR-NAMES: Muhammad breaks into top 10 U.S. baby names list in 2019
(RNS) – The name, popular among Muslims as an act of devotion to honor Islam’s founder has long been climbing parenting website BabyCenter’s annual list. This year, it made the cut. 432 words. (category: a)

RNS-REESE-OPED: Why Nancy Pelosi doesn't hate the president and prays for him instead
(RNS) — Even when she wants to impeach President Donald Trump, Pelosi says she doesn't hate him. Instead, she says, her Catholic faith teaches her to pray for him even if they disagree. In Catholic theology, you are not supposed to hate anyone, even those with whom you are at war. Yet the word "hate," and its reality, is ever present in American culture. By Thomas Reese. 505 words. (category: k)

RNS-Schweiker-oped: The Great American Slumbering?
(RNS) — Amid their talk of sin and redemption, American Christianity's great awakenings usually promoted a progressive moral and social agenda. How odd that the current custodians of evangelical movements are stunting the work for greater inclusion, aid and equality. Maybe the millennial nones are seeing what too many Christians are not. By William Schweiker. 970 words. (category: k)