RNS Morning Report: ELCA Social Statement; Tisha B’Av Public Vigils; ‘Red …

Votes are cast during the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, Wis., on Aug. 8, 2019. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller

Need to know: Monday, August 12, 2019

'The World is About to Turn'

ELCA Churchwide Assembly calls sexism and patriarchy sins, condemns white supremacy

The ELCA's newly approved social statement — titled 'Faith, Sexism, and Justice: A Call to Action' — names patriarchy and sexism as sins and acknowledges the church’s complicity in them. More from Religion News Service


Tisha B’Av takes on new meaning as activists plan immigration vigils across US

Some 50 vigils across the US are intended to pair the passions many Jews feel about immigration with an ancient day of mourning that most Jews skip over. More from Religion News Service

Operation Brothers

‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ dramatizes Israel’s daring rescue of Ethiopi …

A daredevil operation to rescue more than 8,000 Ethiopian Jews from Sudanese refugee camps in the early 1980s has become a fast-paced Netflix drama that turns Chris Evans into a dashing Israeli hero. More from Religion News Service

Disputed Territory

India to bring supplies to Kashmir; Pakistan to go to UN

Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir will bring in trucks of essential supplies for an Islamic festival next week, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown Saturday. More from Religion News Service

Friendship Baptist Churches

2 Virginia churches caught up in debate over Trump’s racist rhetoric

Two Virginia churches — one predominantly white and one predominantly black — find themselves caught up in a debate over Trump's racist rhetoric after one of them posted a controversial church sign. More from NPR




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