RNS Morning Report: Muslim Fashion; Harassment Remedies; Evangelical Watchdog Scrutiny

Manufacturing collectives like Blue Tin Production are part of an increased interest in Muslim ethical fashion. Photo by Jacqueline Macou/Creative Commons.

Need to know: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Halal Fashion

Immigrant-run sewing co-op aims to end fast fashion culture, starting with Muslims

One of the country’s first clothing cooperatives run by immigrant and refugee women, Blue Tin Production aims to develop ethical manufacturing for Muslim designers while offering well-paying opportunities for skilled immigrants. More from Religion News Service

Settlement Reached

After harassment of Sikh bus driver, Maryland school district agrees to awareness trai …

Since he began working as a school bus driver in suburban Maryland more than a decade ago, Sawinder Singh’s colleagues, supervisors and students taunted him because of his religion and ethnicity. More from Religion News Service

Integrity Questioned

Evangelical financial watchdog faces scrutiny over backing of errant megachurch

Critics say the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability ignored 'glaring improprieties' in Harvest Bible Chapel’s finances for too long. More from Religion News Service

Widening Split

Citing inclusion of LGBT clerics, Anglican bishops in Africa to shun Lambeth Conferenc …

The bishops' boycott widens the split within the Anglican communion, which has struggled to stay together despite doctrinal differences over the ordination of LGBT clergy and blessing of same-sex unions. More from Religion News Service

Signs Of The Times

The priest in ‘Fleabag’ is not cool

The hard-drinking, foulmouthed priest in Amazon Prime’s series "Fleabag" has been described as cool. But cool priests don't deny their parishioners the person they really need. More from Religion News Service

Donations Repurposed

‘Egg Boy’ Donates Almost $70,000 To Victims Of New Zealand Massacre

The Australian teen who egged an anti-Muslim politician, said funds he received through GoFundMe campaigns weren’t “mine to keep.” More from Huffpost




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