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News Headlines

May 26, 2020

  1. Finding a Salvo in Culture Wars, Trump Pushes for Churches to Reopen (New York Times)
  2. Trump Says Open. Religious Leaders Say, Thanks But Let’s Go Slow (Bloomberg)
  3. Some Churches Tentatively Open as Memorial Day Crowds Descend on Tourist Hot Spots (Washington Post)
  4. Four Reasons Why the Rush to Reopen Churches Goes Beyond Politics (CNN)
  5. CDC Release COVID-19 Guidance, Toolkit for Communities of Faith (Rome News-Tribune)
  6. Germany: One German Church Service Resulted in More Than 100 Coronavirus Infections (Vox)
  7. Middle East: GOD TV Dispute Has Israel Talking About Messianic Jews (Christianity Today)

May 22, 2020

  1. More Than 1,200 Pastors Say They’ll Defy California’s State Order and Resume In-Person Worship Services (CNN)
  2. What’s Really Behind Republicans Wanting a Swift Reopening? Evangelicals. (Washington Post)
  3. Arson Suspected in Destruction of Mississippi Church that was Suing Over Coronavirus Restrictions (The Hill)
  4. If US Had Started Socially Distancing a Week Earlier, About 36,000 Fewer People Would Have Died, Study Says (CNN)
  5. Officials in the Largest County in Ohio Say Racism is a Public Health Crisis (CNN)
  6. Middle East: Saudi Arabia, Other Gulf States Reimpose Strict Measures After Coronavirus Cases Spike During Ramadan (Washington Post)

May 20, 2020

  1. A Mississippi Pastor With 8 Kids and No Professional Music Background Won ‘The Voice’ – and Made Show History (Washington Post)
  2. Genetics Expert Francis Collins Wins Major Religion Prize (Associated Press)
  3. Philly-Area Religious Leaders Adapt to Reach Their Faithful as Pandemic Drags On (Philadelphia Inquirer)
  4. Truett Seminary Announces Plans to Launch San Antonio Extension Campus in 2021 (Baylor University)
  5. My Congregant Bought a Gun to End Her Life. She Should Not Have Been Able to Get One so Easily (Washington Post)

May 20, 2020

  1. A New Documentary Reveals Jane Roe’s Anti-Abortion Pivot was ‘All an Act’ (Mic)
  2. Religious Exemptions are Gutting Civil Rights Protections, Advocacy Groups Warn (NBC News)
  3. Georgia Church Closes Two Weeks After Reopening as Families Come Down with Coronavirus (Christian Post)
  4. CDC Tracks Cluster of Coronavirus Cases in Rural Arkansas Church, Raising Alarm on Religious Gatherings (CNBC)
  5. Texas Church Cancels Masses Following Death of a Possibly Covid-19 Positive Test (CNN)
  6. NYPD Shuts Down a Yeshiva School in Session in Brooklyn (CNN)
  7. Pandemic Will Alter Communion Rituals for Many US Christians (Associated Press)
  8. Asian American Doctors and Nurses are Fighting Racism and the Coronavirus (Washington Post)
  9. More Young Adults are Leaving Religion, But That’s Not all the Story (RNS)
  10. Record-Low Share of Houstonians Think Bible is God’s Actual Word, New Survey Finds (Houston Chronicle)
  11. Authorities Seek Forfeiture of Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet from Hobby Lobby (New York Times)
  12. Europe: Government Ordered to Life Coronavirus Lockdown on Religious Meetings (France24)

May 19, 2020

  1. On the First Sunday Churches Could Reopen, a Church Called Hopeful Baptist Lived Up to Its Name (Washington Post)
  2. Evangelical Leaders Urge Congress to Protect Churches from Coronavirus Lawsuits (Christian Post)
  3. The Kind of Evangelicals Who Support Trump are Changing. And That Could Be a Big Problem (Independent)
  4. Far-Right Groups Are Spreading Racist, False Claims About Shooting Victim Ahmaud Arbery, Analysts Say (Washington Post)
  5. When Religion Sided with Science: Medieval Lessons Learned for Surviving COVID-19 (The Conversation)
  6. Middle East: In Jerusalem, Ramadan Restrictions Last Seen During the Crusades Return (New York Times)

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