RNS Morning Report: Rev. Adam Hamilton; Faith and Suffrage; Cover-up Accusation

LGBTQ advocates react to the Traditional Plan being adopted at the UMC General Conference on Feb. 26, 2019, in St. Louis. RNS photo by Kit Doyle

Need to know: Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Church Divided

Adam Hamilton on ‘Methodists in the middle’ and what’s next for the …

As the United Methodist Church has spent decades wrestling over the inclusion of its LGBTQ members, the Rev. Adam Hamilton, pastor of the largest United Methodist church in the United States, has emerged, as one local radio station put it, as 'the Pied Piper for Methodists in the middle.' More from Religion News Service

Environmental Activism

Urban oil well to be shut down, cleaned up after pressure from LA faith activists

The city of Los Angeles gave AllenCo three years to clean up an urban oil well in Los Angeles. The move comes after years of activism by local faith-based groups, who say the neighborhood well was a nuisance. More from Religion News Service

19th Amendment Anniversary

The complex role of faith in the women’s suffrage movement

Faith played a complicated role in the fight for women's suffrage. Some activists said their faith inspired them to fight for the vote. Opponents said suffrage was against God's will. More from Religion News Service

“Not Defending the Victim“

Woman accuses Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of dismissing sex abuse case

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, has been accused of covering up abuse by one of his chief aides. More from Religion News Service

Religion Remixed

Can witches and consumer culture coexist?

As long as millennials adapt rituals and spells as a force for change, companies will hawk those rituals and spells to preserve the status quo, writes Tara Isabella Burton. More from Religion News Service

Compassion and Action

The secret history of Catholic caregivers and the AIDS epidemic

The Catholic Church, both the institution and individual believers, responded to the intense suffering of the most marginalized during the AIDS crisis in the United States. For those of us who are too young to remember, the scope of that suffering can be difficult to comprehend. More from America Magazine




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