RNS Morning Report: Bread for the World President; Friars' Briar Tournament; Human Composting

Eugene Cho. Courtesy photo

Need to know: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Incoming Leadership

Bread for the World taps Eugene Cho as new president

“(Cho) is a powerful voice in a humble package,” said John Carr, chairman of Bread's board. More from Religion News Service

Friendly Competition

The Friars’ Briar — Canada’s clergy curling tournament — puts faith and fellowship on ice

The Friars’ Briar is clergy’s answer to the Tim Hortons Brier, the annual Canadian men's curling championship, which ended Sunday. More from Religion News Service

Remains Transformed

In California, residents may be able to compost their bodies after death

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a Democrat, in late February introduced a piece of legislation that would give residents the legal option to have their bodies transformed into soil. More from Religion News Service

Urgent Concern

Vatican tightens safety measures after Italy reports second-highest coronavirus death toll

The walled city adjusts as Italy's death toll from coronavirus continues to climb. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

In tornado-stricken Nashville, will we rebuild or gentrify?

A Nashville activist theologian who has been dubbed ‘the tornado chaplain’ is adamant that the city’s most recent disaster doesn't benefit predatory developers. More from Religion News Service

Searching for Support

God vs. Coronavirus

Religion is supposed to be a source of comfort in times of confusion and suffering. And yet everywhere you look, services are being suspended, writes Mattia Ferraresi. More from The New York Times

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