RNS Morning Report: Nathan Phillips Reaches Out; Kenya’s Clergy; Jack Miles on God in Quran

Native American advocate Nathan Phillips, of Ypsilanti, Mich., sits for a portrait in Ypsilanti on May 2, 2015. Phillips gained national attention after a standoff between him and a group of Catholic high school students went viral on Jan. 18, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Chris Stranad

Need to know: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Reaching Out

Native American man from viral video offers to meet with Catholic students, leaders

'I have faith that human beings can use a moment like this to find a way to gain understanding from one another,' Nathan Phillips said. More from Religion News Service

Dual Roles

In border wall fight, Kentucky congressman mixes compassion with concern  

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie balances his faith and his politics when it comes to immigration. The Republican congressman supports building a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. More from Religion News Service

Close To Home

After Dusit attack, Kenya’s clergy urge all faiths to account for their youths

Like Ali Salim Gichunge, the alleged mastermind of the Dusit D2 terrorist attack, the new crop of radicalized Islamists are well-educated, live ordinary lives and are not easy to detect. More from Religion News Service

Comparing Scripture

‘More merciful than Yahweh’: Jack Miles on God in the Quran

In his new book, Miles arrives at some surprising conclusions on the nature of God in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Quran. More from Religion News Service

Religion Remixed

If God is dead, is it OK if we save ourselves?

The rash of 'new utopian' groups isn't just about the collapse of traditional religion. It's about putting our faith in human self-improvement, writes Tara Isabella Burton. More from Religion News Service

Controversy Context

Who are the Black Israelites at the center of the viral standoff at the Lincoln Memorial?

A small band of Hebrew Israelites, members of a historic but little-known American religious movement, may actually be at the center of a roiling controversy that has gripped the nation in recent days. More from The Washington Post🔒



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