RNS Morning Report: Prayers For Trebek; Secular Leadership Summit; Women of Courage Award

Rabbi Geoffrey Mitelman, a Reform Jewish rabbi from New York who was a Jeopardy! contestant in 2016, with host Alex Trebek. Courtesy photo

Need to know: Monday, March 11, 2019

What Is: Intercessory Prayer?

‘Jeopardy!’ clergy contestants keep the faith, organize prayer service for Trebek

An interfaith group of former "Jeopardy!" clergy contestants is organizing a prayer service for longtime host Alec Trebek, who recently announced he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. More from Religion News Service

SoCal Secular Leadership Summit

Atheist summits aim to find community, and power, in networking nonbelievers

At the first of three planned meetings for secular leaders, atheists and humanists gathered here to discuss politics, social issues and, like any faith organization, how to attract members. More from Religion News Service

Innovative Space

Houses of worship are not just for worship anymore

While many churches engage in mission activities “beyond the walls” of their buildings, others are finding innovative ways to use their facilities to serve others and extend their mission in existing properties. More from Religion News Service

Agents of Change

Nun in South Sudan honored for protecting education for girls

Sister Orla Treacy received a Women of Courage Award from the U.S. State Department for her efforts to educate girls in a war-torn country that values brides over female scholars. More from Religion News Service

Articles of Faith

How 9/11 spurred New Jersey’s Sikh attorney general into public service

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal's faith is not the primary driver of his work as attorney general; its core teachings of service, justice and kindness are, and they align well with his progressive approach to policy, writes Simran Jeet Singh. More from Religion News Service

Brick and Mortar

In the age of Amazon, spiritual and religious bookstores find a market that clicks

Independent shops stress face-to-face relationships with loyal customers. "It doesn't cost anything to talk to me," an owner says. More from NBC



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