RNS Morning Report: Putin and Graham; Ahmadis Convene; Eat Your Manna

In April 2017, Franklin Graham tweeted a photo of his 2015 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Need to know: Wednesday, August 8, 2018


When Franklin Graham met Putin

(RNS) — American evangelicals' efforts to cultivate ties with Russia were highlighted by a 2015 meeting Graham and Russia's president. More from Religion News Service

love for all

Fighting intolerance, Ahmadi Muslims have won unlikely allies

The Ahmadi community's meeting in the UK this week drew religious freedom advocates close to President Trump. More from Religion News Service

crime drop

Timing is everything in Pennsylvania’s clergy sexual abuse report

Those deciphering the impending grand jury findings, Tom Reese writes, should focus on when the abuse occurred. More from Religion News Service

top heavy

Willow Creek offers lessons in accountability

Clever innovations draw crowds, says Jacob Lupfer, but churches that are afraid to hold a leader accountable will find trouble. More from Religion News Service

desert diet

Is this biblical food the next foodie fad?

At the Museum of the Bible's restaurant, a chef serves a homegrown version of manna. More from The Washington Post

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Paul O'Donnell