RNS Morning Report: Uighur Human Rights Law; Religious Liberty Rulings; Minneapolis Wellness Clinic

In this Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a guard tower and barbed wire fences are seen around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. The U.S. considers facilities like this to be detention camps for Uighur Muslims. China responded with swift condemnation on Dec. 4, 2019, after the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting its mass crackdown on ethnic Muslim minorities. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Need to know: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Condemning Crisis

As Trump signs Uighur human rights law, Bolton book claims he supported Chinese camps

The law’s signing comes amid explosive allegations by former national security adviser John Bolton that Trump told Chinese President Xi Jinping to continue building the prisonlike camps. More from Religion News Service

Litigating Liberties

Religious conservatives look to the next Supreme Court rulings on religious liberty

They hope to carve out significant wins in a series of cases, including ones dealing with the ministerial exception, abortion and public funding for religious schools. More from Religion News Service

Culturally Sensitive Care

In Minneapolis, a Somali-owned mental health clinic seeks to heal its community

Healing Path Wellness Services in South Minneapolis burned down during protests. But the Somali community the mental health clinic serves needs it more than ever. More from Religion News Service

Extended Impact

Financially hit by COVID-19, Washington National Cathedral lays off staff

The cathedral isn’t the only prominent house of worship experiencing financial challenges as a result of the pandemic. More from Religion News Service


Evangelicals perfected cancel culture. Now it’s coming for them.

One Alabama megachurch preacher is experiencing a cautionary tale about a central spiritual idea: What goes around comes around, writes Jonathan Merritt. More from Religion News Service

Public Debate

Just how secular should America be?

Monday’s Supreme Court decision on sex discrimination was a blow for religious freedom. That’s a problem — for both sides, writes Russell Moore. More from The New York Times