RNS Morning Report: Covington Catholic Apologizes; MAGA at March For Life; 40 Hadith

Screengrab from a viral video showcasing a confrontation between a Native American drummer and a group of Catholic high school students in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 18, 2019. Screenshot via YouTube

Need to know: Monday, January 21, 2019

Viral Video

Catholic school apologizes after clip emerges of students mocking Native Americans

'They're just responding to a president that is giving license to racists and bigots who have no place in our society,' a Native American activist said. More from Religion News Service

Pro-Life Politics

At March for Life, crowd cheers for anti-abortion gains — and Trump

Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise appearance at the event, striding on stage with his wife, Karen. More from Religion News Service

Fresh Introductions

Michael Muhammad Knight wants to introduce you to Islam’s prophet — 40 times

In his latest book, Michael Muhammad Knight seeks a more fluid biography of the Holy Prophet of Islam — beyond modern constructions. More from Religion News Service

Civic Divorce

Greeks bridle at historic deal to split Orthodox church from state

Next month, the country's parliament is expected to vote on an agreement to make the Greek state neutral toward religion, ending the primacy of Greek Orthodoxy in the country’s constitution. More from Religion News Service


A grim anniversary for Dietrich Bonhoeffer marks what might have been

Eighty years ago, the anti-Nazi activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer traveled back to Germany. Had he survived World War II, he might have become a global leader in fostering respect between Christians and Jews, writes A. James Rudin. More from Religion News Service

All Together Now

Welcome to the world’s largest gathering of humans

The first of what's expected to be 150 million pilgrims are all taking a dip in India's holy river from now through March 4 as part of the Kumbh Mela, a Hindu religious festival billed as the world's largest gathering of human beings at one event. More from NPR



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