RNS Morning Report: LGBTQ United Methodists; Hybels Allegations ‘Credible’; Border Policy Response

Attendees sing during a service hosted by the Love Your Neighbor Coalition at the Holiday Inn in St. Louis on Feb. 27, 2019, the morning after the special session of the UMC General Conference closed. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller

Need to know: Friday, March 1, 2019

“We Are the Church"

‘In this to the end’: LGBT United Methodists express hurt, hope after vote

After a wrenching three days of deliberations and spending $3.7 million to organize a special conference of its global church, the UMC has only marginally more more clarity on its future than when the meeting began. More from Religion News Service

Allegation Affirmation

Independent report finds allegations against Willow Creek founder Bill Hybels credible

The Willow Creek Independent Advisory Group released its findings in a report posted online by Willow Creek Community Church in the Chicago area. More from Religion News Service

Emergency Summit

Catholic bishops, advocates meet to discuss response to Trump border policies

'We were at the border yesterday. The emergency is not here,' one bishop said. More from Religion News Service

Peace Cross Fate

Supreme Court seems inclined to retain cross on public land

Even liberal justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer suggested that they could join a narrow ruling upholding this particular memorial. More from Religion News Service

Spiritual Politics

Grading the Vatican abuse summit

An F is inappropriate, writes Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service

Civil Rights Protections

Portland bans discrimination against atheists and agnostics

Oregon’s biggest city is the second in the U.S. to extend nondiscrimination protections to nonreligious people. More from HuffPost



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