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In this Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, looks on as a Trump supporter reaches for a sign that reads “Islamophobia is not the answer” at a rally in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Need to know: Monday, May 20, 2019

Disinformation Campaigns

Report traces anti-Muslim Facebook astroturfing campaign to evangelical activist

Evangelical author Kelly Monroe Kullberg has been linked to a network of Facebook pages posting extreme anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric and conspiracy theories to some 1.4 million followers. More from Religion News Service

“Prayer Before a Vaccination”

Israeli health advocate pens prayer to encourage vaccination

A concerned Jewish healthcare worker has composed a prayer to be said before vaccinations are given. She hopes the prayer, which has been posted in some well-baby clinics, will help ease the minds of parents whose children are being vaccinated. More from Religion News Service

Faith in Film

‘A Dog’s Journey’ brings Bruce Cameron’s Bailey back to life …

'A Dog’s Journey' plumbs dark topics, including domestic abuse, alcohol abuse and child abandonment as a route to portray redemption and forgiveness. More from Religion News Service

Regular Schedule Resumes

Jimmy Carter to teach Sunday school days after breaking hip

Former President Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday school this weekend just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip, a spokeswoman said Thursday. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

Could draconian abortion bans reverse Roe — and unite Christians in opposition?

It’s a brand-new day when a liberal, female Episcopal priest is in agreement with Pat Robertson, but perhaps this legislation can draw opposition from Christians across the spectrum, writes Kira Austin-Young. More from Religion News Service

Fueled by Faith

Meet the Muslims feeding the homeless during Ramadan while fasting themselves

Volunteers from the charity As-Suffa fast for up to 19 hours a day during the holy month. But when they finish their day jobs they head to Lionel Street in central Birmingham to serve hot meals to the homeless, as well as providing companionship and practical help. More from Birmingham Mail

 

 

 

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