RNS Morning Report: Vandals at Amazon Synod; ‘American Medina’ Exhibit; NY …

Members of Amazon indigenous populations pray at the end of a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession from St. Angelo Castle to the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. The female figure, center, was later stolen and knocked into the Tiber River. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Need to know: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Symbolic Statue

As synod deliberates, vandals dump controversial indigenous carving into the Tiber

The theft of four versions of 'Our Lady of the Amazon' has succeeded in pushing the conservative opposition to Pope Francis' agenda to the fore. More from Religion News Service

'Deep Historical Roots'

Chicago History Museum shares stories of ‘American Medina’ in new exhibit

The Windy City has also earned the nickname 'American Medina' as a leading area for Muslim communities in the United States, according to a new Chicago History Museum exhibition. More from Religion News Service

Accommodation Dispute

Muslim employee claims discrimination by New York DMV over Friday prayers

A Muslim employee has filed a discrimination complaint against New York State’s Department of Motor Vehicles for allegedly denying his repeated requests to attend weekly religious services. More from Religion News Service


Progressives: Let’s leave room for others to make progress

There is a colossal lack of humility among progressive Christians. We have a tendency to attack the other side and our own with the same level of vitriol and vengeance. It's not helping our cause, writes Nick LaParra. More from Religion News Service


Three women of faith who changed America

These three women — a Quaker, a Jew and a Roman Catholic — were polarizing figures who were often propelled by their faith into history, writes A. James Rudin. More from Religion News Service

Trump's Dependable Base

White evangelicals stand behind Trump despite impeachment inquiry: survey

On race, immigration, impeachment and other issues, white evangelicals continue to be at odds with most other American religious groups. More from Huffpost




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