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RNS Morning Report: Faith at the RNC; 2020 March on Washington; Rittenhouse Online Fundraiser

President Donald Trump speaks during the first day of the Republican National Convention Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Need to know: Monday, August 31, 2020

At Republican convention, a vision of faith under fire

“In America, we don't turn to government to restore our souls. We put our faith in almighty God,” Trump said.

Rev. Al Sharpton, families of police shooting victims join march on Washington

‘I want this country to know that even with your brutality you can’t rob us of our dreams,’ the civil rights activist said.

Christian fundraising site has earned over $250,000 for alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse

The site, similar to GoFundMe, describes itself as the '#1 free Christian crowdfunding site,' and has categories for campaigns that include 'Mission,' 'Medical,' 'Memorial,' and 'Church,' among others. 

Damaged Kenosha church: ‘We would rather lose 100 buildings than one more life to police violence’

That’s a commitment the pastor said comes from the congregation’s Unitarian Universalist beliefs.

His RNC prayer was neutral, but Franklin Graham says the choice for president is not

Graham said the choice in November is clear: Democrats will steer the country toward the socialism of Venezuela or Cuba.

On Ashura, Muslims recall how faith in God overcomes tyrants

On Ashura, the promise of Paradise is divine assurance even when the world shows its vilest cruelty. No pharaoh, tyrant or terrorist can take any of those things away, writes Omar Suleiman.



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Keith and Kristyn Getty’s Sing! conference goes online, focuses on singing at home

Hymn writer Keith Getty hopes the pandemic will lead to a renewal of singing at home. That message will be part of the Getty Music annual Sing Conference, which will be held online this year.

How Trump’s Republican National Convention speech wove faith into the ‘great American story’

(RNS) — Accepting the Republican nomination for a second term, President Donald Trump said, 'Our country is blessed by God and has a special purpose in this world.'

Under tents and with folding chairs, Catholics resume First Communions and baptisms outdoors

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Across the United States, parishes’ celebrations of sacraments and rites have been greatly impacted by the coronavirus, a survey of bishops found.

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From Katrina to COVID, American crises expose racial injustice again and again

15 years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina put a spotlight on racial injustice in society within the United States. Yet, all the disparities exposed then remain just as true today during COVID-19, writes Jamie Aten.

In search of an ‘authentic’ candidate: Why a teleprompter faith is more genuine than a tweetstorm

(RNS) — I don’t particularly want a political leader who is true to himself; I want a leader who is trying to be true to the best ideals of our nation.

Sports bring joy to our lives and are a balm to our souls. Racial justice is more important

(RNS) — NBA players used their platforms over the summer to bring attention to racial injustice. So it came as no surprise when, in the wake of Jacob Blake’s murder, the players spoke up.