Morning Reports

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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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: World Vision Racial Justice Effort; CA Prisoner Policy; Pope Prays for Lebanon

By Emily Churchill — September 3, 2020

Thousands of people commemorate Juneteenth with an interfaith march against racial injustice through Grant Park in Chicago on June 19, 2020. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller

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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — August 18, 2020

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

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