RNS Morning Report: Jeanine Pirro Comments; Composer Arnold Saltzman; Braille Quran

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, left, made controversial comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. Screenshot via Fox News

Need to know: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fox Firestorm

Muslim groups condemn Fox News host for questioning Rep. Omar’s loyalty to US

"Jeanine Pirro should be fired, and Fox News should apologize to its viewing audience," said a statement by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. More from Religion News Service

Cantor Composer

Cantor regains his lost voice by composing Jewish music

When his singing voice failed, former cantor Arnold Saltzman reinvented himself as a composer and rabbi. His latest symphony recently debuted in the nation's capital. More from Religion News Service

Fight the Vice

Kenyan archbishop denies Catholic Church accepts funds from corrupt politicians

A Kenyan church leader recently turned down the gift of a $40,000 car after allegations the church was accepting donations from corrupt politicians. More from Religion News Service

Accessible Scripture

‘This is about equality’: Muslim couple produces braille Quran in English

In the past three years, Islam By Touch has sent more than 150 braille renderings of English translations of the Quran to U.S. mosques and Muslims. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

Religious unaffiliation is growing in the US. Why isn’t it in Congress?

Contrary to public perception, atheists are, on the whole, less nationalistic, prejudiced and authoritarian than the average American, writes Bart Worden. More from Religion News Service

Kosher & Tasty

‘Cooking is our expression’: The ultra-Orthodox foodies stirring the pot

Jewish Haredim diners are beginning to see the growth of high-end food scene in Israel. More from The Guardian

 

 

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