RNS Morning Report: Atheist Ashram; World Refugee Day ‘Ration Challenge’; ‘Fake News’ Survey

Purnendu Goswami, center, a Hindu monk-turned-atheist, with several students of his school for underprivileged children outside his family’s ashram, Bindu Seva Sansthan, in Vrindavan, India, on June 11, 2019. RNS photo by Priyadarshini Sen

Need to know: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Rationalist Retreat

Atheist ashram on Lord Krishna’s home turf roils India’s Hindu nationalists

Two brothers who once devoutly supported the Hindu nationalist agenda have turned to rationalism, attracting attacks from religious leaders and politicians. More from Religion News Service

Showing Support for Refugees

Church World Service hosts Ration Challenge around World Refugee Day

The global challenge — organized in the United States by Church World Service — asks participants to live for a week on the same food rations refugees receive to raise money and awareness for the challenges they face. More from Religion News Service

Misinformation Accusation

Survey: Most white evangelicals blame journalists for fake news

They also blame politicians and activist groups. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

Why Christians must support religious freedom for everyone

The promotion of the fundamental human right of religious freedom is the product of a fully formed Christian worldview, writes Tony Perkins. More from Religion News Service

Signs of the Times

Synod of bishops to discuss ordaining married men

Limiting ordination after marriage to 'mature men' will be portrayed as exceptional, but both traditionalists and progressives believe that it will spread to more and more situations, writes Thomas Reese. More from Religion News Service

Alpha Lamda Mu Fraternity

UTD is home to the first ‘Muslim interest’ fraternity; now, it’s expanding beyond

The values the frat stands by are Islamic, but it allows in non-Muslims, too. It calls itself a “Muslim-interest fraternity,” not a “Muslim fraternity,” which allows it to accept others. More from D Magazine

 

 

 

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