RNS Morning Report: Rachel Held Evans' Legacy; American Atheists Report; Field Hospital Closure

Author Rachel Held Evans. Courtesy photo

Need to know: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Lasting Legacy

What would Rachel Held Evans do? Late author’s voice lives on through those she championed

One year after her death, it appears Evans isn’t finished speaking yet. More from Religion News Service

American Atheists

New report finds nonreligious people face stigma and discrimination

A new study finds that nonreligious people face discrimination and stigma, conceal their nonreligious identities and largely see themselves as atheists and humanists. More from Religion News Service

191 Patients Treated

Samaritan’s Purse Central Park field hospital to close as virus cases drop in NYC

The group's medical staff, many of whom are experts in communicable diseases, will remain in New York City for a few more weeks to help out at Mount Sinai Hospital. More from Religion News Service

Easing Quarantine

Rome's parks buzz as Italy eases COVID-19 restrictions, with Masses coming soon

According to the bishops' official news outlet, Masses will be open to the public sometime in the last week of May. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

There’s a new Baptist sex abuser database, but SBC action is still needed

For more than a decade, abuse survivor advocates have been asking the Southern Baptist Convention to establish a clergy predator database and for just as long they've been confronted with a denomination determined to do nothing, writes Christa Brown. More from Religion News Service

Courting Votes

Trump seeks Catholic voters, but some Catholics push back

The 2016 election highlighted Donald Trump's successful courtship of white evangelicals. This year, much of the focus could be on Catholics. The presidential campaigns are fighting for votes in the Catholic-rich Midwestern states, and the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, is himself a Catholic. More from NPR