RNS Updated Budget — Monday, February 24, 2020

RNS-Multiracial-Coalitions: Solidarity over segregation: coalitions organize across races, religions
(RNS) — Sometimes prompted by catalytic moments like an attack on a house of worship or a march by white nationalists, there has been a growing movement among people of different faiths, races and ethnic groups to determine how they can work together to better their cities, counties and states. By Matthew J. Cressler and Adelle M. Banks. 2,000 words. (category: a) 

RNS-Pope-Bari: In Bari, Pope Francis Calls Mediterranean Region to Unity, Peace
VATICAN CITY (RNS) – Pope Francis chose the Italian sea front city of Bari once again to deliver a powerful message of peace on Sunday to the countries and religions in the Mediterranean region. By Claire Giangravè. 1000 words. (category: i)

RNS-MacArthur-Son: Son of pastor John MacArthur charged in $16 million investment scheme
(RNS) — A complaint was filed against Mark MacArthur, son of evangelical pastor and radio host John MacArthur, alleging the younger MacArthur and his former business partner defrauded clients in a $16 million investment scheme. By Alejandra Molina. 330 words. (category: a)

RNS-D'Souza-Oped: Trump or no Trump, US evangelicals aren't custodians of the world's gospel witness
(RNS) — Fealty to Trump will hardly 'crash down on the world’s understanding of the gospel,' as a recent editorial alleged: The witness of the gospel is thriving nicely, thank you, regardless of U.S. politics. By Joseph D'Souza. 900 words. (category: k)

RNS-Elias-Oped: The hand of Iran can be seen in the persecution of 24 Yemeni Baha'is
(RNS) — Since the Houthis came to power in 2013, they have begun a program of systematic persecution against the Baha’is that is suspiciously reminiscent of Iran's historical enmity. By Nabil Elias. 676 words. (category: k)

RNS-Cressler-Oped: How the fight for racial justice pushed Charleston beyond the segregated hour
(RNS) — Moving beyond King's most segregated hour means fighting for fairness day after day, year after year in the name of all of the prophets who stand against injustice. Part of a series of articles, "Beyond the Segregated Hour." By Matthew J. Cressler. 1,180 words. (category: k)

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