RNS Morning Report: Miracle Hill Ministries; One Church Plan Rejected; George Pell

The front office of Miracle Hill Ministries in Greenville, S.C. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron

Need to know: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Uneasy Coexistence

In fight over Protestant-only foster agency, lawsuit asks: Who is a Christian?

'It’s a pretty common belief here in the South that Catholics are not Christian,' said Aimee Maddonna, who sued the federal and state government for allowing Miracle Hill Ministries to discriminate against non-Protestants. More from Religion News Service

Modern Methods

United Methodist committee rejects One Church Plan, which would allow LGBT clergy

The plan recommended by the United Methodist Church’s Council of Bishops will 'almost certainly still come up' as a minority report during Tuesday's plenary session, according to one LGBTQ advocacy group. More from Religion News Service

Unanimous Verdicts

Most senior Catholic charged with child sex abuse convicted in Australia

Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's economy minister, faces a potential maximum 50-year prison term after a sentencing hearing that begins Wednesday. More from Religion News Service

Trafficking Revealed

Charges against Patriots owner Kraft shine a light on human trafficking, says author

Solicitation of prostitution is often viewed as a victimless crime, but Kraft's case highlights a horrible truth that many 'in the life' are not there by choice. More from Religion News Service

Signs of the Times

Bishops told transparency needed to overcome clergy abuse crisis

The real work of reconciliation will begin when the bishops go home and start to hold each other accountable about what they are doing to protect children, writes Thomas Reese. More from Religion News Service

Fear And Diaspora

American families of missing Uighurs speak out at DC event

Nearly two years after the Chinese government began to detain members of Muslim minority groups in western China, a growing number of family members abroad are refusing to remain silent. More from The News & Observer



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