RNS Morning Report: Evolving Faith 2019; Diversifying Christian College Campuses; Amaz …

Conference co-host Sarah Bessey, right, greets an attendee while signing books between sessions at Evolving Faith on Oct. 4, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Photo courtesy of Carnefix Photography

Need to know: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Progressive Gathering

Evolving Faith conference offers evangelical ‘refugees’ shelter

Nearly 2,500 attendees gathered in Denver for two days to seek community in what many called "the wilderness" of deconstruction. Speakers grappled with questions about faith, church, power and justice. Even as they also mourned the death of co-founder, Rachel Held Evans. More from Religion News Service

Fostering Diversity

Christian university leaders meet to discuss how they can diversify their campuses

About 300 people on Oct. 4-5 attended the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Diversity Conference at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. More from Religion News Service


Four ways to keep anti-Semitism from becoming the new normal

There is a lot at stake for all of us. Anti-Semitism endangers not only Jews but the societies in which they live, writes Noam E. Marans. More from Religion News Service

Signs of the Times

Brazilian cardinal urges synod to open doors, knock down walls and build bridges

At the first working session of the Vatican's meeting of bishops on the Amazon, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes urged the bishops to work to stop not only depletion of resources in the region but the social ills that accompany it, writes Thomas Reese. More from Religion News Service

Flunking Sainthood

A progressive Mormon’s top 10 highlights of this weekend’s LDS General Conference

Holy Harry Potter! From changes to women's roles to a new youth program, announcements came fast and furious, writes Jana Riess. More from Religion News Service

Harassment and Bias

Supporting Muslim teens in face of Islamophobia — in their own schools

As anti-Muslim sentiment has grown in the U.S., data show Muslim kids experience bullying and harassment at a higher rate than other students. More from KQED




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