Need to know: Monday, August 3, 2020
Pandemic restrictions that cut hajj attendance from millions to thousands mean lost income for local businesses and residents.
‘What seemed like a huge disappointment ended up being a huge blessing,’ said the event's CEO, which is expected to reach more than a million men in 65 countries.
The popular Youtube personality admitted she 'misspoke' about one couple's connection to a corporal punishment advocate.
Parson, who would be the first woman and the first LGBT person to represent the Seattle area, considers her faith an important aspect of her politics, writes Simran Jeet Singh.
During the protests over George Floyd's death, more than 500 Black Lives Matter protesters were arrested in Cincinnati and excessively charged with misconduct, some pastors and other residents say, writes Jana Riess.
I was searching for facts, for a lost friend, and for what couldn’t be explained, writes Sarah Gerard.
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Will Dismukes, who is also a Republican state representative, resigned from his church after offering an invocation at a birthday party honoring a Confederate general who was also the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
Lama Surya Das said it was inappropriate for him to have sexual relationships with participants in his retreats. Five women have accused Das, the famed Buddhist leader, with past misconduct.
From Houston to Nigeria, over 300 teams of Muslim women are participating in this year’s game, hoping to ‘find hajj at home.’
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The president's push to reopen schools aligns with a radical Christian effort to undermine public education, writes Julie Ingersoll.
This month’s federal executions are the first in 17 years, but may only be the beginning. The next federal execution is scheduled for Aug. 28, and there are 59 more federal inmates facing the death penalty, writes Shane Claiborne.
Demons appear throughout Jewish and Christian texts, often as evil, supernatural beings that torment people, writes Brandon W. Hawk.