RNS Morning Report: CAIR Report; eVitabu Bible App; Jean Vanier

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, second from left, speaks as protesters hold up signs and call out against the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump’s travel ban in front of the Supreme Court, on June 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Need to know: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

'Hijacked by Hate'

Report: Over 1,000 charity groups are helping fund fringe anti-Muslim projects

More than 1,000 philanthropic foundations and charitable organizations have knowingly or unknowingly funneled nearly $125 million into dozens of known anti-Muslim groups over three years. More from Religion News Service

Lost Libraries

In African refugee camps, app replaces Bibles left behind

The digital library has done much to replace the reference books many Sudanese churches lost to their country's decade of civil war. More from Religion News Service

Global Legacy

Jean Vanier, Catholic hero to developmentally disabled, dies

Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche International, a network of communities where people with and without disabilities live together, died at 90. He was the subject of the 2017 film, "Jean Vanier, the Sacrament of Tenderness." More from Religion News Service

Opinion

Why Ramadan is called Ramadan: 6 questions answered

Ramadan, the month of fasting and spiritual growth that began this week, is one of the five 'pillars of Islam,' writes Mohammad Hassan Khalil. More from Religion News Service

Flunking Sainthood

Mormon leaders change policy on temple weddings: No more one-year waiting period after civil ceremony

Mormons who marry in a civil ceremony will no longer have to wait a full year before being 'sealed' for eternity in an LDS temple, writes Jana Riess. More from Religion News Service

Strengthened Security

As Ramadan begins, American mosques are preparing for the worst

Mosques across the country are holding shooter trainings and hiring armed guards to protect their congregations during their busiest time of the year. More from Huffpost

 

 

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