RNS Morning Report: Jean Vanier’s Legacy; Moody Standard; Javanese Ramadan

Jean Vanier, the founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities live and work together, gestures as he talks during a news conference in London in 2015. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Need to know: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

'Commitment to Mutuality'

'Intrinsically worthy': Jean Vanier's legacy to people with disabilities

The founder of L'Arche homes believed disabled and able-bodied people could live side by side as equals. More from Religion News Service

84 Years Old

Moody Bible Institute to stop publishing student paper

The Moody Standard, formerly called the Moody Student, is the historic Christian college's longest-running club. More from Religion News Service

Offerings and Prayers

Javanese Muslims hold a Nyadran ritual to welcome Ramadan

Every year as Ramadan approaches, those who live on the slopes of Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu honor the dead in a deeply rooted Javanese tradition called Nyadran, bringing food offerings to their families’ burial sites and visiting relatives and friends, Christian or Muslim. More from Religion News Service

Common Cause

How abortion unified Catholics and evangelicals to become a power on the right

Abortion politics thawed relations between conservative Catholics and Protestants and indirectly strengthened religious freedom in the United States, writes Steven Waldman. More from Religion News Service

Martini Judaism

Thou shalt covet thy Canadian neighbor's Judaism

In Canada, Judaism -- and Jews -- are different. We have something to learn, writes Jeffrey Salkin. More from Religion News Service

Difficult Balance

With Ramadan coinciding with finals, Cornell’s Muslim students face challenges

For only the second time since 1989, Ramadan — a month-long holy period that requires adherents to avoid eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset — will coincide with the exam period at Cornell. More from The Cornell Daily Sun