RNS Morning Report: Farrakhan in Chicago; Interfaith Collaboration; Religious Kitch

Minister Louis Farrakhan, of the Nation of Islam, speaks at St. Sabina Church on May 9, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Need to know: Monday, May 13, 2019

Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

As Catholic-Jewish relations warm in Rome, they cool in Chicago

As Catholics in Rome reached out to Jews, Louis Farrakhan took the pulpit of a Catholic Church in Chicago. More from Religion News Service

Safety Partnerships

For houses of worship, interfaith collaboration is the future of security

Faith leaders across the country are putting their heads together to help protect their congregations. And to do so, they’re increasingly crossing denominational lines. More from Religion News Service

Skirting Offense

Is religious kitsch offensive? The answer is in the eye of the beholder

The line between well-intentioned kitsch and bad taste, experts in religious artwork say, can be blurry. More from Religion News Service

'Connection with the Divine'

In a rural corner of Britain, a farm reconnects Judaism with the land

At Sadeh, a farm in Kent, Talia Chain and her small staff are reconnecting Judaism with its agricultural roots and biblical principles of growing food. More from Religion News Service

Spiritual Politics

Marianne Williamson’s metaphysical campaign for president

Coming soon to the Democratic presidential debates, writes Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service


The black Muslim female fashion trailblazers who came before model Halima Aden

Clothing has played a central role in constructing a unique black Muslim identity since at least the mid-20th century, writes Kayla Renee Wheeler. More from Religion News Service

Return to Services

Sri Lankan churches hold first Sunday masses since attacks

Emotional Catholic services held in Colombo and Negombo amid high security presence. More from The Guardian

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