Need to know: Friday, October 18, 2019
The two-hour marathon barrier has finally been broken. As Eliud Kipchoge arrived back home in Nairobi on Wednesday, fellow citizens pointed to a 'hand of God' in his sub-two-hour run on Saturday in Vienna. More from Religion News Service
Formal Complaint Filed
Four women have accused the Rev. Donald “Bud” Heckman — a United Methodist elder who is well known in interfaith circles — of sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse, according to the United Methodist News Service. More from Religion News Service
'Defies Evangelical Stereotype'
Kim, an Asian American, is part of a diverse leadership for the umbrella organization that reflects 'the growing edge of evangelicalism is significantly in minority communities and churches,' said the outgoing president. More from Religion News Service
Rise of the 'Nones'
The latest survey shows Christians have declined by 12 percentage points over the past decade. More from Religion News Service
In a speech at Notre Dame, the U.S. attorney general put personal morality — and personal religious liberty — above the more traditional Catholic concern for social problems, writes Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service
For more than a decade, Yemenis seeking to reunite their families have been subject to added burdens, such as providing years of financial data proving family support, DNA tests to prove paternity and maternity, and having to sue the U.S. government to move a file forward from a stalled position. More from Religion & Politics
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