RNS Morning Report: Latino Clergy Rally for BLM; Rabbi Sandra Lawson; Countering Disinformation

Protesters with signs reading "Brown People for Black Liberation" and "An Attack Against One Is An Attack Against All" march at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Los Angeles on May 30, 2020. RNS photo by Alejandra Molina

Need to know: Friday, June 26, 2020

Unity Message

‘Your fight is my fight’: Latino clergy and faith leaders rally behind Black Lives Matter

‘We cannot say that immigrant lives matter, if we can’t say that Black Lives Matter.’ More from Religion News Service

Anti-Racism Guidance

Rabbi Sandra Lawson on how not to treat Jews of color

“When someone looks different, that is not the time to ask a bunch of personal questions. It’s a time to say, ‘Welcome. Thank you so much for coming,’” says Rabbi Sandra Lawson of Elon University. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

In an era of disinformation we have to hold The Tennessean to a higher standard

Last Sunday, The Tennessean, a Gannett newspaper, ran a full-page advertisement in its print edition that perpetuated disinformation, aimed at inspiring fear, and ultimately hate, writes Abdou Kattih. More from Religion News Service

Signs of the Times

Religious conservatives have lost LGBTQ rights battle. It’s time to surrender.

Jesus recommended negotiation when the odds are against you, and St. Thomas Aquinas said legislating morality is a losing proposition, writes Thomas Reese. More from Religion News Service

Brainwashing Tactics

Experience: my yoga class turned out to be a cult

After a few months, I realised I wasn’t seeing my friends and family as much as I used to. The organization didn’t like it. More from The Guardian

Galvanizing the Faithful

Do Catholics care about persecuted Christians?

As American bishops dedicate this week to religious freedom, including for Muslims in China, polls suggest a cresting of support for the church in need. More from Christianity Today