RNS Morning Report: Two Years in Sanctuary; Rozella Haydée White; Hindu Rohingyas

Juana Luz Tobar Ortega in her sitting room at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro. On the left is a framed photo of her husband, Carlos. RNS photo by Yonat Shimron

Need to know: Thursday, May 9, 2019


With her life on hold, an immigrant woman marks two years in sanctuary

Juana Luz Tobar Ortega will mark her two-year anniversary in sanctuary later this month. A new film documents her struggle. More from Religion News Service

Self-Care and Spirituality

Rozella Haydée White on how 'revolutionary' relationships can heal the world

Rozella Haydée White talked to RNS about the work people need to do before healing is possible and why self-care isn’t selfish.  More from Religion News Service

Policed Settlements

Swept up in Muslim genocide crisis, Hindu Rohingyas are stuck in Bangladesh

When the Bangladesh government prepared to return 2,000 Muslim refugees to Myanmar, Hindu Rohingya were hopeful they would be sent back, too. But no one came for them. More from Religion News Service

Evolving Doctrine

New Latter-day Saint marriage policy is already impacting couples’ wedding plans

A change in policy by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints may lead to a civil wedding boom for Mormons. Previously, church members in the U.S. had to wait a year between a civil ceremony and a temple sealing, which non-Mormon family members can't attend. Now there is no wait. More from Religion News Service


Will Catholic voters make Joe Biden the next president?

If Biden can articulate a vision that honors the dignity of work and affirms America's immigrant character, Catholic voters could make him the first Catholic president since JFK, writes John Gehring. More from Religion News Service

Evangelical Orgins

What happened to U.S. evangelicals? In early America, they were our freedom fighters.

In the past two years, comments and actions by evangelical leaders close to the president have made it easy for many Americans to conclude that evangelicals are the foremost enemies of democracy and freedom, writes Steven Waldman. More from The Washington Post🔒