RNS Morning Report: Condemning terrorism; Hindu tensions; Church of CrossFit

Muslims hold signs saying “ISIS WILL LOSE” and “#TURNTOLOVE” on June 4, 2017, at the police cordon surrounding the site in south London of the deadly van-and-knife attack that killed several people. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter)

Need to know: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Double standards

Seventeen years after 9/11, Muslims are still ‘presumed guilty’

If we’re still demanding Muslim leaders condemn terrorism despite their repeated disavowals, then maybe the issue isn't with Muslims, says Todd Green in a new book. More from Religion News Service

Pride & protest

Global Hindu gathering draws crowd, protest in Chicago

It came 125 years after Swami Vivekananda addressed the World Parliament of Religions, emphasizing "tolerance.” But not everyone saw the event as an echo of that ideal. More from Religion News Service

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Shuttered houses of worship get a reboot, find new life  

At a time when decommissioned houses of worship are converted into nightclubs and condos, a new kind of transformation is preserving churches and synagogues as sacred spaces. More from Religion News Service

Hacked off

Putin wants God (or at least the church) on his side

A contest over the future of Christianity in Ukraine goes to the heart of Moscow's ambitions, Christopher Stroop writes. More from Foreign Policy

Untapped resources

‘I want to be a doctor, not a rabbi’: how Israeli ultra-Orthodox are being drawn into work

Traditionally, Haredi men have not joined the labor force. That is starting to change. More from The Guardian

Soul-searching at SoulCycle

CrossFit and SoulCycle are becoming

Fitness classes provide meaning that religion once did, a researcher argues. More from Vox

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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