RNS Morning Report: Ramadan in New Haven; Jewish American Security; Battling Ebola

Volunteers prepare the iftar meal outside the Diyanet Mosque of New Haven, Conn., on May 20, 2019. RNS photo by Rhonda Roumani

Need to know: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Picking Up the Pieces

New Haven mosque struggles to resume Ramadan rituals after arson attack

A week after the blaze, with the cameras and politicians gone, the members of a tightly knit Turkish community began to feel the weight of their loss and the reconstruction effort ahead. More from Religion News Service

Spike in Violent Attacks

Poll: American Jews feel threatened, blame Trump

One reason for the dissatisfaction with President Trump may have to do with his appeals to white nationalists. More from Religion News Service

Disease and Violence

In central Africa, Islamist militias complicate church efforts to battle Ebola

Intent on disrupting efforts to stop the spread of the disease and on delegitimizing local authorities, militants have attacked Christian pastors and health workers. More from Religion News Service

Spiritual Politics

Trump’s emerging Catholic problem

A sign his reelection is in trouble, writes Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service

Martini Judaism

Israel, 1; evangelicals, 0

Zionism goes one on one with homophobia. Guess which one won? Jeffrey Salkin writes. More from Religion News Service

Divestment Dissent

Anger as Church of Scotland decides not to divest from fossil fuels

Despite agreeing upon climate emergency, delegates vote to back oil and gas companies. More from The Guardian

 

 

 

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