By Alejandra Molina and The Associated Press — June 1, 2020
After calling for governors to call out the National Guard, President Trump walked to St. John's church, where a fire had been set during unrest. Before the president left the White House, law enforcement broke up a peaceful protest with tear gas.
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Seven people were killed in a bizarre religious ritual in a jungle community in Panama, in which indigenous residents were rounded up by about 10 lay preachers and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them "repent their sins," authorities said Thursday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian judge on Wednesday ordered Netflix to stop showing a Christmas special that some called blasphemous for depicting Jesus as a gay man and which prompted a gasoline bomb attack on the satirists behind the program.
MIAMI (AP) — The pastor of a Miami megachurch that will host President Donald Trump at a rally this week is guaranteeing that parishioners who entered the U.S. illegally won't risk deportation by attending.
PITTSBURGH (AP) —Tree of Life leaders now envision a rebuilt space that includes places for worship; memorial, education and social events; classrooms and exhibitions. The mission is to fight anti-Semitism.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prince Mohammed bin Salman's meeting with prominent Christians marks the second such visit by American evangelicals to the kingdom, which is trying to shake off its reputation for religious intolerance and human rights abuses.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Frank Pomeroy had not been outspoken politically in the two years since a discharged Air Force airman with a history of violence opened fire in the church where the gunman's wife and mother-in-law attended, killing 22 people.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In South Carolina, part of the dialogue focuses on a conflict between a cultural openness for same-sex marriage and the deeply held religious convictions that could impede support for Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi clerics supported the imposition of male guardianship based on a Quran verse, but other Islamic scholars argued this misinterprets fundamental Quranic concepts.
Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche International, a network of communities where people with and without disabilities live together, died at 90. He was the subject of the 2017 film "Jean Vanier, the Sacrament of Tenderness."