Need to know: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Some of the suffragists were freethinkers who did not attend church and saw Christianity as hostile to women’s rights. But as the group grew and coalesced, it also included women of many faiths.
The Episcopal bishop of Washington, D.C. said her appearance is not partisan, and said she declined a request to film her Democratic convention prayer in front of St. John’s, where Trump held up a Bible.
Yogi Bhajan, yoga guru and founder of 3HO, ‘more likely than not’ sexually abused followers, says report
The report details a range of alleged abuses against women and female minors that include rape, sexual battery, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Bhajan is best known for introducing Kundalini Yoga to the West and formed a worldwide community of 3HO ashrams.
A Catholic priest was found dead near his car Aug. 7 in El Salvador, the most recent in a pattern of clergy killings in the country over the past 50 years.
Kanye’s presidential campaign may tell us as much about our spiritual disillusionment as it does his mental health, writes Tara Isabella Burton.
Among the Aetherius Society’s key beliefs: selflessness and extraterrestrial life.
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Trump’s focus on the domestic implications of the Israel-United Arab Emirates deal points up the importance of religious conservatives to his strategy in the general election campaign.
(AP) — Bishop Mariann Budde will deliver the benediction on Tuesday, the second night of the convention, according to a list shared with The Associated Press on Sunday before its public release.
“(Biden's) separating of the secular sphere and the sacred sphere, not in his personal life but in his approach to governing, is straight out of that Kennedy lineage,” said Manhattan College professor Natalia Imperatori.
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Why do Black Lives Matter? Because for all of American history, as an important new book catalogs, they simply didn't, writes Jeffrey Salkin.
But in some quarters there’s a definite lack of enthusiasm, writes Mark Silk.
(RNS) — ‘This is a different theology than we have seen before in Mormon circles,’ a historian says about Chad Daybell’s violent ideas about the end of the world.