RNS Morning Report: Pew Research on Holocaust; 'Let Noor Run'; SCOTUS on Religious Education Funding

"Selection" of Hungarian Jews on the ramp at Auschwitz-II (Birkenau), Poland, during the Holocaust in May/June 1944. Jews were sent either to work or to the gas chamber. The photograph is part of the collection known as the Auschwitz Album/Creative Commons

Need to know: Thursday, January 23, 2020

'Fuzzy on the Details'

Poll: What do Americans know about the Holocaust? Some, not much

A new Pew Research Center poll shows Americans generally know what the Holocaust was, but fewer than half can correctly cite the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust — 6 million. More from Religion News Service

Promoting Inclusivity

'Let Noor Run' initiative aims to end discrimination in sports, starting with hijab bans

A new effort by Noor Alexandria Abukaram, the high school junior who was disqualified from a cross-country meet because she ran a 5K while wearing her hijab, reminds the world that her case was no anomaly. More from Religion News Service

Educational Funding

Supreme Court hears oral arguments on major religious school choice case

Several religious groups have voiced opposition to any ruling that would grant wide latitude for the government to fund religious education. More from Religion News Service

Flunking Sainthood

It's time for me to fast. It may be time for you, too.

I started out this year by overindulging at an all-you-can-eat cruise buffet. And now, according to a new book on Christian fasting, it's time for me to pull back, writes Jana Riess. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

How Jay Sekulow got to the floor of the US Senate

Jay Sekulow, a lawyer with an outsized reputation for First Amendment defenses, may have another high-profile slam-dunk on his hands, writes Mark Pinsky. More from Religion News Service

Rally on the Mall

Trump to become the first president to speak in person at March for Life

President Trump announced Wednesday that he will attend Friday’s March for Life, the annual gathering of antiabortion protesters to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion decision. More from The Washington Post🔒

 

 

 

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