RNS Morning Report: Bible Museum; Single Mormons; Bishop Accountability

A door opens to the “Exodus” section inside the Museum of the Bible on Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Need to know: Thursday, October 11, 2018

New management

DC’s Bible museum hires a Jewish exhibits director as it overhauls staff

The hiring of Rena Opert may be a symbolic gesture for a museum that says it is committed to presenting an inclusive view of the Bible. More from Religion News Service

Curious visitors

In Kenya, locals debate a boom in witch doctor tourism

Tourists normally come for snorkeling and lounging on sun-splashed beaches, but lately many come to seek the counsel of witch doctors about illnesses, runs of bad luck or bad marriages. More from Religion News Service

Party of one

In praise of single Mormons

Dallin Oaks wants young adult Mormons to hurry up and get married. But Jana Riess thinks many single Millennials are delaying marriage for excellent reasons. More from Religion News Service

Cake matters

UK supreme court backs bakery that refused to make gay marriage cake

A Belfast bakery run by evangelical Christians was not obliged to make a cake emblazoned with the message “support gay marriage”, the supreme court has ruled. More from The Guardian


Texas Catholic dioceses plan to name all priests ‘credibly accused’ of sex abuse since 1950

All Catholic dioceses in Texas will release the names of every member of the clergy who was "credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors" dating back to 1950, Dallas Bishop Edward Burns announced Wednesday. More from Dallas News

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Jack Jenkins

Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics.

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