RNS Morning Report: Tom Steyer on Faith and Environment; Rachael Denhollander; Rebooting Churches

Democratic presidential candidate businessman Tom Steyer speaks at a campaign stop at the Grumpy Goat Tavern, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Ankeny, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Need to know: Monday, February 3, 2020

Finding Faith

Democratic presidential hopeful Tom Steyer on faith, climate change and who goes to heaven

Known for his environmental advocacy, Tom Steyer, like other candidates, has made a point of referencing his faith often while on the campaign trail. He spoke with RNS to discuss his faith, how it intersects with his policy agenda, and the overlap between religion and politics in the United States. More from Religion News Service

Supporting Survivors

Rachael Denhollander: Christian colleges key in declaring sex abuse is ‘evil’

‘You are the most equipped to help survivors to understand and teach your students to understand this is wrong,’ Denhollander said. More from Religion News Service

'Relaunching Lifecycles'

Minnesota Methodists say rebooting churches can be helpful but comes with peril

While painful for many longtime church members, advocates say a “restart” can help reverse shrinking numbers and breathe new life into congregations. More from Religion News Service

Acquitted by Appeals Court

French cardinal is acquitted of sex abuse coverup as country faces its own legacy of pedophilia

The emergence of cases of sexual abuse by clergy led the French bishops to create a commission in June 2019 to study current and historic abuse cases involving clergy in the country. More from Religion News Service

Spiritual Politics

Impeachment and the decline of constitutional faith

In the language of both Democrats and Republicans, the Constitution is not the sacred document it used to be, writes Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service

Ultra-Loyal Base

Evangelicals see Trump as a way to get what they want after decades of defeat

Trump has handed his ultra-loyal evangelical base policy victories and in return they turn a blind eye to his scandals. More from The Guardian





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