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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House in Washington, on Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Need to know: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Prayer for Truth

Christian leaders call for Day of Prayer in support of impeachment inquiry

More than 80 Christian leaders are calling for a National Day of Prayer this Sunday (Oct. 13) 'for the truth to be revealed through the impeachment inquiry.' More from Religion News Service

Eileh Ezkarah for Pittsburgh

Felled by bullets, 11 Pittsburgh Jews will be remembered this Yom Kippur as martyrs

A new poem to be recited during services Wednesday (Oct. 9) is just one example of the tangible ways the horrific events of Oct. 27, 2018, are reshaping the American Jewish community. More from Religion News Service

Campus Access

Christians urge California governor to veto bill for abortion pill access at colleges

If signed into law, the 'College Student Right to Access Act,' or SB 24, would take effect in January 2023. Newsom has until Sunday to make a decision. More from Religion News Service

Unorthodox Approach

Romemu strikes a popular balance of Jewish tradition and interfaith spiritual seeking

'We’re working on becoming a real alternative to what many consider to be a Judaism where spirituality is not sufficiently addressed,' said the synagogue's founder. More from Religion News Service


The economic (and Christian) case for hiring refugees

As a white evangelical Christian from a rural town in Georgia, I grew up around people who looked and thought like me. But refugees have taught me profound lessons about friendship, hospitality and God’s vision for our world, writes Chris Chancey. More from Religion News Service

Forcible Detention

US restricts visas for Chinese officials over ‘campaign to erase religion’ …

The US has imposed visa restrictions on Chinese government and Communist party officials accused of being involved in the mass internment of more than a million Uighurs and other Muslim minority groups in Xinjiang province. More from The Guardian

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