RNS Morning Report: Bread for the World on Yoho; Movement Chaplains; Clergy Resistance in Portland

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the Women's March Alliance, on Jan. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Need to know: Friday, July 24, 2020

Boardroom Backlash

Bread for the World ‘deeply concerned’ by board member Yoho's attack on Ocasio-Cortez

‘Bread for the World is deeply concerned about Rep. Ted Yoho’s verbal attack on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and what we and others perceive to be his non-apology.' More from Religion News Service

'Ready to Serve'

In emerging role, chaplains are providing spiritual care for activists in movements across the nation

Movement chaplains are providing spiritual and emotional care to activists before, during and after a protest or demonstration. More from Religion News Service

Protest Witnesses

In Portland, this rabbi leads the clergy resistance

The Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance, lead by Rabbi Ariel Stone, has been downtown since the protests began 55 days ago, supporting the people on the street and providing a daily witness. More from Religion News Service

'Culture Clash'

Fired from Wheaton, former chaplain Tim Blackmon speaks out on allegations, what’s next

The Rev. Tim Blackmon describes what he believes to be a clash of cultures between his ‘Dutch upbringing’ and the ‘deeply religious and very Midwestern culture of Wheaton College.’ More from Religion News Service

Denouncing Decisions

Vatican official criticizes ‘senseless politics’ in US and UK surrounding pandemic response

‘These small battles, these seemingly important skirmishes, risk losing the war,’ Vatican official Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia said. ‘We are either all saved, or no one is.’ More from Religion News Service

Articles of Faith

How American Christianity became white

Because it’s enshrined in the First Amendment, we presume religious equality is manifest in our society as well. A new book by Khyati Joshi examines white Christianity’s role in upholding whiteness, writes SImran Jeet Singh. More from Religion News Service