Need to know: Friday, August 21, 2020
Inspired by her Catholic faith, the ‘social entrepreneur’ is not only one of Japan’s few female CEOs but one of the most innovative providers of elderly care in the world.
Body cam video released in 2017 police killing of Muhammad Muhaymin Jr: ‘Allah? He’s not going to help you’
Advocates are intensifying demands that Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the killing.
In Iowa, churches are working together and partnering with faith-based organizations from across the country to offer aid after the unusual windstorm, called a derecho, that traveled from South Dakota to Ohio on Aug. 10.
In a video to air at the Democratic National Convention, Beals recounts the time Biden showed up unannounced at a shiva prayer service for an elderly woman who lived in a subsidized senior citizen high-rise.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, one of the first Muslim women in Congress, has joined the Congressional Freethought Caucus.
The past four days have emphasized the Democratic Party’s commitment to religious outreach and that has the potential to transform all of American politics, writes Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons.
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(AP) — Coons is optimistic about Biden's ability to reshape faith issues in a way that Democrats can connect to their spiritual beliefs.
(RNS) — The police killings of George Floyd and other Black Americans galvanized engagement by faith leaders from multiple denominations to press for criminal justice reform.
The statement, drafted by BioLogos, sends a pointed message: ‘ … when Dr. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, tells us what scientists have learned about this infectious disease, he should be listened to.’
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(RNS) — Jerry Falwell Jr.’s current crisis shows how leaders often choose to ignore the expanding distance between what they preach and how they live.
(RNS) — In a compilation of recent speeches, the pope expresses his fear that the COVID era will increase ‘the selfishness of particular interests.’
Why do Black Lives Matter? Because for all of American history, as an important new book catalogs, they simply didn't, writes Jeffrey Salkin.