RNS Morning Report: Condemning Christian Nationalism; Founders Ministries Controversy; ‘Skin’ Film

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Need to know: Monday, August 5, 2019

Persistent Threat

Christian leaders condemn Christian nationalism in new letter

A group of Christian leaders has condemned Christian nationalism in a new letter entitled 'Christians Against Christian Nationalism' that calls on religious Americans to push back against fusions of religion and government they say are distortions of their faith. More from Religion News Service

Film Continuing Unabated

Controversial Founders Ministries video leads to board resignations, #MeToo concerns

According to statements from two board members, the inclusion of Rachael Denhollander in the trailer released July 23 appears to have been a particular sore point. More from Religion News Service

Chronicling Change

‘Skin’ filmmaker shares story of real-life racism and the road to redemption

'Skin,' inspired by the true story of Bryon Widner’s departure from white supremacy with the help of Daryle Lamont Jenkins of One People’s Project, is, at its core, a story about good and evil and people’s capacity to change. More from Religion News Service

Signs of the Times

Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton, and the normalization of violence

I am afraid that others may soon respond to mass shootings that same way I do, the same way we do to other gun violence—ignore it and move on. No matter how horrible something is, if it is repeated time and time again, we get accustomed to it, writes Thomas Reese. More from Religion News Service

Flunking Sainthood

3 reasons Mormons don’t know what to do with the Apostle Paul

An unauthorized apostle who had anger issues and emphasized radical grace? It's a tough sell for Latter-day Saints, writes Jana Riess. More from Religion News Service

'Called to Speak Out'

In his first public statement, Washington’s new Catholic archbishop slams Trump for ‘diminishing our national life’

Washington’s new Catholic leader — the country’s lone black archbishop — on Thursday issued his first public statement since his installation, accusing President Trump of “diminishing our national life” with his recent tweets about lawmakers of color. More from The Washington Post🔒

 

 

 

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