RNS Morning Report: Yoho Resigns from Charity Board; In-Person Services; Clergy on 'The New Normal'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the Women's March Alliance, on Jan. 19, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Need to know: Monday, July 27, 2020

Critical Backlash

Rep. Ted Yoho resigns from Bread for the World board after verbally attacking Ocasio-Cortez

'We believe that Rep. Ted Yoho’s recent actions and words as reported in the media are not reflective of the ethical standards expected of members of our Board of Directors,' Bread for the World's statement read. More from Religion News Service

Politicized Pandemic

Evangelical, Midwestern, Southern churches most likely to be meeting in person again

But even for those churches that have reopened, services likely don’t look like they did before COVID-19 upended everyday life in the United States. More from Religion News Service

Marathon Mentality

From changing lives to preaching at iPads: How clergy are coping with the new normal

‘We moved from snow day mentality to marathon mentality now,’ said pastor and church consultant Rob Dyer. More from Religion News Service

Innovative Education

Schools may not open to students this fall, but churches might — for remote learning

Churches that have space and ample Wi-Fi may turn their buildings into remote learning sites for students whose schools aren't open in person. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

Let's stop pretending that virtual worship isn't here to stay

COVID-19 has merely hastened the arrival of a new world of worship that has been coming our way for decades, writes Joseph W. Walker III. More from Religion News Service

'White-Supremacy-Induced Amnesia'

White supremacy shaped American Christianity, researcher says

Racist theology is deeply embedded in the DNA of white Christian churches, influencing even their theology on salvation, PRRI founder Robert Jones argues in a new book. More from Huffpost