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Need to know: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Faith & Politics

Democrats’ new faith outreach director launches ‘listening sessions’

Faith, the Rev. Derrick Harkins said, “will be a priority going into 2020, but even more importantly, beyond 2020.” More from Religion News Service

'Best Viral Sports Moment'

Meet the Catholic sister nominated for an ESPY Award for her wicked curveball

Last year, Sister Mary Jo Sobieck bounced a baseball off her bicep, threw a perfect curveball and became a viral sensation. Now she’s nominated for an ESPY. More from Religion News Service

'Decades of Neglect'

Cuba restores oldest Jewish cemetery as Havana is spruced up

Slowly, the oldest Jewish cemetery in Cuba is beginning to be rehabilitated, along with the memory of many of the island's early Jewish forebears. More from Religion News Service


Why Catholic bishops need a year of abstinence on preaching about sexuality

The hubris displayed in making sexuality the lynchpin of Catholic identity when bishops have failed to convince their flock that they are prepared to police predators could be countered with some listening, writes John Gehring. More from Religion News Service

Martini Judaism

Thou shalt not compare historical horrors?

Yes, the Holocaust is unique. But, exactly how unique? writes Jeffrey Salkin. More from Religion News Service

Acknowledging Privilege

Robert E. Lee descendant: Reparations are necessary if people ‘Want to fix racism’

“If people are saying they want to fix racism or fix this issue in our country, then they need to put their money where their mouth is,” says the Rev. Robert W. Lee IV. More from Huffpost




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