RNS Morning Report: Kirk Franklin on Race Relations; Nazi Flag at Sanders Rally; Reclaiming Holi

Laurie Crouch, from left, Kirk Franklin, Pastor Robert Morris, Pastor Tony Evans, and Trinity Broadcasting Network President Matt Crouch meet in early March 2020. Photo courtesy of Trinity Broadcasting Network

Need to know: Monday, March 9, 2020

Racial Injustice

Kirk Franklin: ‘Kumbaya moments’ are not enough for better race relations

Franklin said on TBN that 'black and brown people in America are looking for the church to be a safe haven, but at times it isn’t always answering to that call.' More from Religion News Service


Jewish leaders: Nazi flag at Sanders rally further proof of rise in anti-Semitism

‘Targeting a Jewish candidate with a Nazi flag represents a new level of depravity,’ tweeted Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League. ‘There is no place for hate in politics.’ More from Religion News Service

Festival of Colors

‘We are reclaiming Holi’: College students protest Hindu nationalism with a blackout Holi

At 21 university campuses across the country, Hindu students have organized a nationwide campaign called Holi Against Hindutva, held in solidarity with anti-government protesters in India. More from Religion News Service


Report: Rolls-Royce cancels offer for private Mass with Pope Francis

According to Catholic News Agency, the organization facilitating the offer, Italian Luxury Living, has rescinded it in the wake of RNS' reporting. More from Religion News Service


The stories we tell about our country and our faith matter

Too many influential people believe and tell the story that either a diverse America is a threat to Christianity or that Christianity is a threat to a diverse America, write Michael Wear and Amy E. Black. More from Religion News Service

Sonic Mediative Practice

Meditation and surround sound meet prayer in Brooklyn church

Meditation and immersion in soothing sounds meet church liturgy at All Saints Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. The combination takes on stress – and self-examination. Welcome to sound bath Evensong. More from The Washington Post🔒




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