RNS Morning Report: ISNACON Forum; Coalition of Concerned Clergy; ELCA Churchwide Assembly

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during the National Education Association Strong Public Schools Presidential Forum on July 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Need to know: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Country’s Largest Muslim Gathering

Sanders, Castro to attend Muslim-led presidential forum in Texas

The presidential forum, which will include moderated one-on-one sessions with the candidates, will take place Aug. 31 at the Islamic Society of North America’s annual convention in Houston. More from Religion News Service

Coalition of Concerned Clergy

Clergy protest outside Mitch McConnell’s office, demand action on gun violence

Faith leaders presented the Senate majority leader's staff with a letter, signed by the group, calling for action on gun violence. More from Religion News Service

Year of Anniversaries

5 things to watch at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly

This week's ELCA Churchwide Assembly offers a window into the issues important to many progressive Christians across the United States. More from Religion News Service

Youth Tumult into Art

Bono and Guggi: A friendship based on art, punk rock and Jesus

Now one of Ireland’s most celebrated modern artists, the U2 frontman's childhood friend and former bandmate, has a new exhibit in Venice, California. More from Religion News Service

Flunking Sainthood

Conservative Christians have a porn problem, studies show, but not the one you think

Conservative Christians in the United States have a pornography problem, though it may not be the problem you think, writes Jana Riess. More from Religion News Service

Malt at the Monastery

Coalville’s Trappist brewers – in pictures

Faced with dwindling revenues from dairy farming, the monks at the Trappist monastery of Mount St Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire decided to swap milk for beer. More from The Guardian




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