RNS Morning Report: Religious Coworking Space; Yusef Salaam; Beth Sholom Synagogue

People work in Epiphany Space’s open workspace in Hollywood. RNS photo by Heather Adams

Need to know: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Like-Minded Networking

Religious coworking spaces encourage faith, careers

As coworking spaces become more popular, faith-based groups are pioneering in this field — hoping to bring together like-minded businesses, artists and nonprofits for collaboration, community and support. More from Religion News Service

Finding Purpose

From Central Park Five to beacon of hope

Yusef Salaam, whose wrongful conviction as part of the Central Park Five is now the subject of a Netflix miniseries, talks about how a key moment in his arrest changed him forever. More from Religion News Service

“Mountain Of Light”

Sixty years later, only Frank Lloyd Wright synagogue continues as ‘work of art’

Recalling in its design the place where Scriptures say the Ten Commandments were given to Moses, Beth Sholom Synagogue is lesser known than the Guggenheim Museum in New York. More from Religion News Service

Religious/Political Balance

A look at Judaism's place in Israeli politics

While Israel's Jewish majority is largely secular, parties representing the ultra-Orthodox minority have traditionally wielded considerable political power. More from Religion News Service


How technology opened new opportunities for Uighurs – then became a trap

The Uighur internet, which once fostered a cultural flourishing for Uighurs, has become a space that controls many aspects of their lives, writes Darren Byler. More from Religion News Service

Liturgical Response

Progressive seminary students offered a confession to plants. How do we think about sins against nature?

“Christian Twitter” is always on fire about something, and today that tweet was its sacrificial fuel. Detractors saw in it everything from idolatry to New Age nonsense to an opportunity for jokes about “VeggieTales” and church plants. More from The Washington Post🔒