RNS Morning Report: Dinner Church Movement; Pete Buttigieg & Faith; LA Sheriff …

Pastor Tim Kim (center), members and guests of Root & Branch Church gather for a “dinner church” service Aug. 25, 2019, in Palmer Square Park in Chicago. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller

Need to know: Friday, August 30, 2019

Meals as Worship

Dinner church movement sets the table for food, faith and friendships

Dinner churches are popping up across the country in churches in a number of denominations, conservative and progressive, urban and rural and everything in between. More from Religion News Service

Faith Outreach

Buttigieg walks fine line in courting religious left

'There is something going on that is so much bigger than party politics right now,' Buttigieg said. 'It’s a kind of stirring or reawakening.' More from Religion News Service

Denied Religious Accomodation

Lawsuit: LA Sheriff’s Department denied Muslim inmates’ religious needs

Besides lacking halal meals, the lawsuit alleges, the Men's Central Jail failed to schedule Friday prayer, while Christians were allowed a weekly Bible study. More from Religion News Service

Meaningful Messaging

Pete Buttigieg: Religious left is ‘stirring’

Buttigieg spoke with Religion News Service to discuss sin, immigration, being a religious millennial and whether he can rally the support of a burgeoning religious left movement. More from Religion News Service

Signs of the Times

Choosing to die well

A controversy over a Seattle man’s blessing at a Catholic church points up the differences between a peaceful death and assisted suicide, writes Thomas Reese. More from Religion News Service

Robot Monk

The android priest that’s revolutionizing Buddhism

Although some critics have compared it to "Frankenstein's monster," a robot named Mindar has gone down well with colleagues, who say it's doing wonders for the spiritual tradition founded by Siddhartha Gautama over 2,500 years ago. More from CNN

 

 

 

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