RNS Morning Report: Black voters; Christian transhumanism; Women’s mosques

The Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner speaks during a demonstration by Christian leaders opposing President Trump’s proposed budget at the U.S. Capitol on March 29, 2017. RNS photo by Lauren Markoe

Need to know: Thursday, September 6, 2018

Get out the vote

With Voting Rights Act weakened, black church networks seek more voters

As civil rights activists decry new voting restrictions, black denominations are working to get more people to the ballot box in November. More from Religion News Service

Theology of technology

Should we live to be 500? Christians and secularists come together over transhumanism

For Christian transhumanists, the goal is working with God to accomplish God’s work in the world through the ethical use of science and technology. More from Religion News Service


Last-minute invite appears to treat White House call with rabbis as an afterthought

Sent 10 days before Rosh Hashanah begins, the invite to a call celebrating the holidays may draw only the Trump administration's closest Jewish allies. More from Religion News Service

Spin doctors

The ‘Anti-Catholic’ Playbook

Does Brett Kavanaugh think abortion should be illegal? A secret network of right-wing activists has spent millions attacking such questions as anti-religious bigotry. More from The Nation

The future is female

The rise of the imama: women-led mosques are growing

A new movement of women-led mosques are challenging stereotypes about how women are treated under Islam, and making both Muslims and non-Muslims think differently about the faith. More from The Christian Science Monitor 🔒

About the author

Aysha Khan

Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist reporting on American Muslims and millennial faith for RNS. Her newsletter, Creeping Sharia, curates news coverage of Muslim communities in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.

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