RNS Morning Report: Assisting Vulnerable Workers; James MacDonald to Preach; Coronavirus Responses

Need to know: Friday, March 20, 2020

Mobilization to Assist

Houses of worship pitch in to help those left vulnerable by virus outbreak

City Road Chapel near Nashville, Tennessee announced a Bar and Restaurant Workers Help Fund this week, one of many faith groups assisting food-service workers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.  More from Religion News Service

Public Preaching

James MacDonald returns to pulpit for first time since ouster from Harvest Bible Chapel

MacDonald is set to preach Sunday (March 22) at Calvary Chapel South Bay in Gardena, California — albeit via livestream as many churches across the country have moved their services online to slow the spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. More from Religion News Service

Ideologically-Driven Responses

Politics — not faith — can drive coronavirus response

When responding to the coronavirus, Americans seem to rely on politics more than faith. More from Religion News Service

Spreading Cheer

Christmas in March? Some people are turning on their lights to brighten a dark time

People across the country have had the same idea to turn on the Christmas lights still frozen to their rooftops or to pull their decor back out of storage to bring some light to a dark time. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

Candidates should know that evangelicals are looking for nuanced debate on immigration

A rich dialogue is developing among conservative evangelical women about how to best help families seeking refuge in America, writes Briana Stensrud. More from Religion News Service

Resisting Distancing

The church that won’t close its doors over the coronavirus

Life Tabernacle Church was visited by officers from the local Central Police Department Tuesday night, when more than 300 people were worshiping. More from The Washington Post🔒

 

 

 

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