RNS Morning Report: Lived Religion Project; Candidate Mark Charles; Interfaith School in India

Researchers at St. Louis University are studying religious life in the St. Louis area. Photo by Daniel Schwen/Creative Commons

Need to know: Thursday, September 12, 2019

Lived Religion in the Digital Age

In St. Louis, mapping how religion is lived — in sanctuaries holy and profane

Focusing on practices and beliefs in everyday life, the initiative looks at religion in the yoga studio, the baseball stadium, the zoo and the dog park. More from Religion News Service

'Truth and Conciliation'

Presidential candidate and former pastor Mark Charles confronts American history

Mark Charles may be the only 2020 presidential candidate who can list working as a Christian pastor on his résumé, but his thoughts on religion, Native American rights and American history are complex. More from Religion News Service

Breaking Down Barriers

A school where Muslims and Hindus pray together stirs strife in divided India

Founded to help poor children of both of India's predominant faiths, the Chacha Nehru's inclusivity has irked Muslim and Hindu leaders alike. More from Religion News Service

Shared Property

In Los Angeles, a synagogue opens its parking lot to people living in cars

A local synagogue has joined forces with Safe Parking LA, a nonprofit that sets up secure parking lots for people who live in their car. More from Religion News Service

Religion Remixed

Caroline Calloway and the cost of creating the 'best self'

The second that your 'best self' becomes too obviously an illusion, its moral authority collapses. It’s simply, well, a lie, writes Tara Isabella Burton. More from Religion News Service

Memorial Sanctuary

An unsung hero of the 9/11 recovery: The Muslim engineer who rebuilt the Pentagon crash site as a chapel

Eighteen years ago on a September morning she’ll never forget, Manal Ezzat fled from the burning Pentagon building in such a panicked rush that her hijab fell off. The next day, when the fires were still burning, Ezzat set to her task of rebuilding. More from The Washington Post🔒




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