Need to know: Thursday, May 14, 2020
'Prioritizing the Profit of the Few'
It is urging Congress, the president and state governors to follow the recommendations of public health experts and not risk a resurgence of the virus, which is disproportionately affecting poor, uninsured, low-wage workers. More from Religion News Service
According to Bishop Silvio José Báez, the president of Nicaragua downplayed the risks tied to the COVID-19 disease and encouraged citizens to take part in public gatherings such as parades, marathons and festivals. More from Religion News Service
Former pro athlete Jimmie C. Gardner spent 27 years behind bars in West Virginia’s prison system. And all the while, he says, it was his trust in God that kept him pushing to prove his innocence — and now that he's out, to fight for others like him. More from Religion News Service
A recent Pew survey also allayed fears that there are large demographic disparities when it comes to accessing streaming services, writes Ryan Burge. More from Religion News Service
Articles of Faith
The news that two Sikh brothers shaved their beards to serve patients is not the feel-good story that some suggest, writes Simran Jeet SIngh. More from Religion News Service
'United We Stand, Six Feet Apart'
Each day, Beshear asks Kentuckians to recite, out loud, his mantra that has come to be like a prayer: “We will get through this, and we will get through this together.” In the face of a global crisis, Beshear’s unwavering faith in our state is a display of civil religion, of which he is asking Kentuckians to become faithful followers. More from Religion & Politics