RNS Morning Report: Sikh ‘Genocide’ Memorial; Muslim Students Bullied; Religious G …

People gather to observe a Sikh Genocide Remembrance Day at the Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford in November 2018. Courtesy photo.

Need to know: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Consular Intervention

After call from Indian official, library pulls Sikh ‘genocide’ memorial

After an Indian official called the Connecticut library, the entire memorial — which accused India of committing genocide against Sikhs in 1984 — was quietly removed from the library. More from Religion News Service

'Singled Out' Survey

40% of Muslim students in CA report being bullied due to religion, according to survey

The report, 'Singled Out: Islamophobia in the Classroom and the Impact of Discrimination on Muslim Students,' is based on a statewide survey of about 1,500 Muslim students who are between 11 and 18 years old. More from Religion News Service

Surprising Findings

Study: Religious attendance flatlining, but giving remains strong

The study from the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving at Indiana University finds that nearly half of America’s estimated 360,000 congregations saw an increase in giving from three years ago. More from Religion News Service

Global Vision

Bishops worry divisions on ‘details’ at synod distract from big picture

The specific challenges faced by Amazonia's indigenous people are already being sidelined by conversations about married priests. More from Religion News Service


Faith groups need to repent for gay ‘conversion’ bullying

Most clergy I know would recoil at the notion that they or their faith communities have routinely engaged in bullying — but that’s exactly what anti-LGBTQ messaging and policies are, writes Mitchell Gold. More from Religion News Service

Widespread Outcry

State Department slammed after website gets ‘Christian Leader’ makeover

The official government page was updated to tout Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech on his faith. More from Huffpost




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