RNS Morning Report: Muslim Voters Weigh Options; Jack Van Impe Passes; Protesting Modi's Crackdown

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, center, speaks as fellow candidates businessman Tom Steyer, from left, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, listen, on Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Need to know: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Records Considered

Precarious US-Iran relations have Muslim voters eyeing candidates’ records on war

Muslim voters who sit in the anti-war camp seem most drawn toward Sen. Bernie Sanders, the candidate who has long been a favorite among Muslim voters. More from Religion News Service

'The Walking Bible'

Jack Van Impe, end-times preacher and televangelist, dies at 88

Jack Van Impe, a televangelist who for decades warned viewers about the end of the world, died at 88. More from Religion News Service

'Love, Suffering, Deliverance & Justice'

Book: How Martin Luther King Jr. used the pulpit to 'redeem' America's soul

He believed there were transcendent truths that had the power to change hearts and move them away from the political and social policies of segregation. More from Religion News Service

Public Demonstrations

South Asian Americans protest Modi's crackdown from afar

A 'National Day of Action' aims to call out the slice of the Indian American community that is sympathetic to India’s right-wing politics. More from Religion News Service

Spiritual Politics

Trump v. Jefferson on National Religious Freedom Day

A proposed Trump rule change would undermine religious freedom, writes Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service

Public Fund Dispute

Supreme Court religious rights case has big implications for U.S. schools

A 2015 Montana law provided people a tax credit of up to $150 for donations to groups that fund scholarships for private school tuition. State tax officials limited the program to non-religious schools in order to comport with the state constitution, which forbids public aid to any “church, sect or denomination.” Thirty-eight states have such constitutional provisions. More from Reuters

 

 

 

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