RNS Morning Report: Dementia Caregiver Support; MLK Mentor; Muslim Slave Autobiography

People gathered for an Alzheimer’s caregiver support group pass around a photo album one man shared of his wedding to his wife, who now is in a late stage of the disease. The group met on a campus of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 28, 2018. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Need to know: Friday, January 18, 2019

Support for Supporters

Dementia and religion: Inside a church’s Alzheimer’s caregiver support group

When they shared how they can be angry or wonder why God gave them this situation, a facilitator reminded the group: 'Job also questioned God.' More from Religion News Service

Inspiring Leaders

Howard Thurman, mentor to King who preached nonviolence, featured in documentary

King is said to have carried in his travels the 1949 book 'Jesus and the Disinherited,' Thurman’s explanation of his theology to uplift the oppressed. More from Religion News Service

After The Fall

Wounded by a pastor’s fall, The Journey megachurch gets back on its path

Since elders fired the founder, Darrin Patrick, the church has improved accountability and promoted more women, but its salvation may have been its faith in a down-to-earth approach to building community. More from Religion News Service

Rare Voice

Rare autobiography of Muslim slave goes online via Library of Congress

The only known existing autobiography of a slave written in Arabic in America is now freely available to researchers and the public online. More from Religion News Service


Martin Luther King Jr. and Anne Frank: contemporaries with a common legacy

Two great souls who never lost their faith in love and humanity help us to understand the meaning of each of their lives, writes Nancy Churnin. More from Religion News Service

Guru Judged

Ram Rahim Singh: Indian court jails spiritual guru for life over journalist murder

Singh, who heads Sacha Sauda sect, is currently serving 20-year for rape of two followers. More from The Guardian



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