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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    

RNS Morning Report: Israel-UAE Deal; ‘Pope Francis Voters’; Liberty U. Alumni on Falwell

By Emily Churchill — August 18, 2020

President Donald Trump, accompanied by, from left, U.S. special envoy for Iran Brian Hook; Avraham Berkowitz, assistant to the president and special representative for international negotiations; U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman; President Donald Trump’s White House senior adviser Jared Kushner; and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, smiles in the Oval Office at the White House […]

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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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

By Jonathan Woodward — 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)    

RNS Morning Report: Kamala Harris’s Faith; Vatican’s China Deal; Interfaith Children’s Books

By Jonathan Woodward — August 12, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, speaks at the Poor People’s Moral Action Congress presidential forum in Washington on June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)    

RNS Morning Report: Muslim Matchmaking Project; Young Life Sexual Conduct Policy; Shroud of Turin

By Jonathan Woodward — August 11, 2020

A Muslim couple poses for wedding photos. Photo by Ramiz Dedaković/Unsplash/Creative Commons    

RNS Morning Report: Falwell Jr. on Indefinite Leave; Coping with Pandemic; Massachusetts Bans FGM/C

By Jonathan Woodward — August 10, 2020

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

RNS Morning Report: Biden at PNBC Gathering; La Luz del Mundo Leader Bail; COVID-19 Health Orders

By Jonathan Woodward — August 7, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden addresses a virtual gathering of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Video screengrab    

RNS Morning Report: ‘The Secret: Dare to Dream’ Film; COVID-19 in Rural America; Pompeo’s Agenda

By Jonathan Woodward — August 6, 2020

Actors Katie Holmes, left, and Josh Lucas star in “The Secret: Dare to Dream.” Courtesy photo    

RNS Morning Report: Nuns on Sex Abuse; Muslims Democratic Delegates; ‘Black Is King’

By Jonathan Woodward — August 5, 2020

Nuns look up at Pope Francis delivering his blessing during the Regina Coeli prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, on April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)    

RNS Morning Report: USAID Official Quits; NYC Church Reparations; Billy Graham Statue

By Jonathan Woodward — August 4, 2020

Relief supplies from the U.S. Agency for International Development are loaded for transport to the country of Burma, May 12, 2008, at the Yangon International Airport. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Andres Alcaraz/Creative Commons)    

RNS Morning Report: COVID Hajj Restrictions; Promise Keepers; ‘God is Grey’ Cease and Desist

By Paul O'Donnell — August 3, 2020

Muslim pilgrims walk towards the rocky hill known as Mount Arafat, background, as they practice social distancing to protect against coronavirus during the annual hajj pilgrimage near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, July 30, 2020. This year’s hajj was dramatically scaled down from 2.5 million pilgrims to as few as 1,000 due […]

RNS Morning Report: Lama Surya Das on Misconduct Allegations; Dismukes Resigns; Pilgrims at Home

By Jonathan Woodward — July 31, 2020

Lama Surya Das speaks in a February 2016 video from the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas. Video screengrab    

RNS Morning Report: Addressing Racial Justice; Pastor John Ortberg Resigns; 40 Days of Teshuvah

By Jonathan Woodward — July 30, 2020

People raise their fists during a rally, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Las Vegas, against police brutality sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/John Locher)    

RNS Morning Report: Nantes Arson Fuels Fear; Illinois Imam Resigns; Heuertz Allegations Refuted

By Jonathan Woodward — July 29, 2020

Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at the gothic St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral, in Nantes, western France, on July 18, 2020. The fire shattered stained-glass windows and sent black smoke spewing from between its two 15th century towers. (AP Photo/Laetitia Notarianni)    

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