RNS Morning Report: Never Again Action; Geopolitics at Interfaith Assembly; Voyeurism Arrest in Utah

Protesters assembled by a majority Jewish group walk through traffic as they make their way to Independence Mall on July 4, 2019, in Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered during the city's traditional Fourth of July parade to protest the treatment of immigrants and asylum-seekers. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Need to know: Thursday, August 22, 2019

'Never Again'

A Jewish movement against ICE takes off by deploying its most famous mantra

In less than two months since it was formed, Never Again Action has mounted 37 demonstrations around the country — a breathtaking feat for a small and decentralized organization of young Jewish liberal activists. More from Religion News Service

Statement of Commitment

International interfaith gathering: 'We must work together or we will all fail'

Interfaith leaders meeting in Germany this week will discuss how they can help address issues like climate change, terrorism, women’s rights, warfare, poverty, sexual violence and migration. More from Religion News Service

Grounds for Excommunication

Utah Mormon official removed from local position after voyeurism arrest

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has removed a high councilman from his local church position in Utah after he was charged with taking photos of a woman undressing in a Tennessee clothing store. More from Religion News Service

Politics Along Religious Lines

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Trump's claim triggered an uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes amid an ongoing feud with Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. More from Religion News Service

Spiritual Politics

Confessions of a disloyal Jew

On Tuesday, President Trump said, 'I think that any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.' Of the two, I have to choose disloyalty — and I'm proud of it, writes Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service

Immediate Backlash

‘I am the chosen one’: Trump again plays on messianic claims as he embraces ‘King of Israel’ title

President Trump on Wednesday tweeted a fawning quote from a non-Jewish conservative radio host who described Trump as the “King of Israel” and who said, without evidence, that Israeli Jews “love him like he is the second coming of God.” More from The Washington Post🔒



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