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Jonathan Woodward

Jonathan Woodward is an author at Religion News Service.

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RNS Morning Report: First Black Woman Chaplain Colonel; Kenosha Vigil; Shofar Lessons During COVID

September 4, 2020

The Rev. Maurice Lawson, left, and Aretha Denard, right, change the jacket shoulder insignia for Chaplain (Col.) Monica R. Lawson, center, during her promotion ceremony to colonel on Sept. 2, 2020, at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Photo courtesy of USACHCS    

RNS Morning Report: Francis’ Environmental Appeal; Science Politicized During Pandemic; Eric Metaxes

September 2, 2020

Pope Francis delivers his speech as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)    

RNS Morning Report: Chadwick Boseman’s Faith; Rittenhouse Campaign Response; Falwell Investigation

September 1, 2020

Actor Chadwick Boseman in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)    

RNS Morning Report: Faith at the RNC; 2020 March on Washington; Rittenhouse Online Fundraiser

August 31, 2020

President Donald Trump speaks during the first day of the Republican National Convention Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)    

RNS Morning Report: Pence’s Convention Speech; Hurricane Laura Relief; 350 Faith Leaders Back Biden

August 28, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence salutes as he speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)    

RNS Morning Report: Pompeo Accused of Hatch Act Violations; Kirk Franklin’s Activism; Samuel Chu

August 27, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the Republican National Convention, Tuesday, August 25, 2020, from Jerusalem. Video screengrab.      

RNS Morning Report: The Fall of Falwell; Papal Support for Trans Community; March on Washington

August 26, 2020

In this Nov. 16, 2016, photo, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)    

RNS Morning Report: Jerry Falwell Jr. Resigns; Jacob Blake Shooting; Religion in Trump Presidency

August 25, 2020

Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks at the 2nd Annual Turning Point USA Winter Gala at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 18, 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons    

RNS Morning Report: CA Episcopal Sanctuary; Faith-Filled DNC; Environmentally Friendly Burials

August 24, 2020

Jasmine Richards crosses her arms while addressing protesters Friday evening, Aug. 21, 2020, in Old Town Pasadena, California. RNS photo by Alejandra Molina    

RNS Morning Report: Elder Care in Japan; Muhaymin Jr. Body Cam Video; Derecho Storm Response

August 21, 2020

A meal is served to residents at the Crossheart Saiwai Kawasaki nursing home in Kawasaki, Japan, in September 2019. Photo by Noel Rojo

RNS Morning Report: Steven Furtick on TBN; Evangelical Pandemic Statement; Alleged ICE Abuse

August 20, 2020

Pastor Steven Furtick delivers a sermon titled “I’m Not What I Thought” on Aug. 16, 2020, at Elevation Church in North Carolina. Video screengrab

RNS Morning Report: Religious Suffragists; Bishop Budde at DNC; Report on Yogi Bhajan Abuse

August 18, 2020

Women’s suffrage supporters march in 1915, most likely in New York. Photo by Bain News Service/LOC/Creative Commons    

RNS Morning Report: Biden’s Catholic Politics; Falwell’s Social Media; Sojourners Editor Replaced

August 17, 2020

Pope Francis, right, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, waves to the crowd on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, as they stand on the Speaker’s Balcony on Capitol Hill, after the pope addressed a joint meeting of Congress inside. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)    

RNS Morning Report: The Future of American Religion; Italian Muslim Mourning; Church Conflict Grows

August 13, 2020

In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris of California listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)    

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