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Need to know: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

'Operation Secure Line' Surveillance

Pastor surveilled after ministering to migrants sues US government

A New York pastor, the Rev. Kaji Douša, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that U.S officials violated her religious freedom when she was put on a watchlist over her ministry to migrants at the border. More from Religion News Service

'Cultural Genocide in Xinjiang'

‘Unmatched wickedness’: Reports allege child separation, organ harvesting against …

A new report found that Chinese authorities are quickly building thousands of military-style full-time boarding schools for Uighur children whose parents are detained. More from Religion News Service

Focus Turns to Soldiers

Russian Orthodox Church considers a ban on blessing weapons of mass destruction

The ban would constitute a signal change in the church's official policy regarding Russia’s nuclear arsenal. More from Religion News Service

Articles of Faith

Conquering NBA fans’ hearts, Tacko Fall shows how sports bring us together

The love shown to a Senegalese Muslim basketball player — in a political moment of immense anti-immigrant, anti-black and anti-Muslim bigotry — shows us what a politically useful function sports can serve, writes Simran Jeet Singh. More from Religion News Service


Why listening matters. Even if you think the other side is wrong.

Within an increasingly secular culture, the task for Christians is becoming, more and more, discerning not only how to engage the culture outside the church, but engaging each other within, write Karen Swallow Prior and Joshua Chatraw. More from Religion News Service

'Never Again'

Jewish activists are protesting ICE detention centers across the country

Hundreds of Jewish activists are protesting at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement centers on the East and West coasts this week, insisting that they have a moral obligation to speak out against the detention of migrants. More from Huffpost




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