RNS Morning Report: U.S. Deportee Dies; Lehigh County Flag & Seal; Muslims for Migrants Campaign

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Need to know: Friday, August 9, 2019

Vulnerable Deportee

Chaldean Christian deported by Trump administration dies in Iraq

A Chaldean Christian man from Michigan who was deported to Iraq has reportedly died because he was unable to obtain insulin to treat his diabetes. More from Religion News Service

Supreme Court Ruling Cited

Cross in seal of Pa. county ‘plainly constitutional,’ rules appeals court

The appellate court ruled that the so-called Lemon test, which it noted has been ignored in some similar past cases, does not apply in the seal case. More from Religion News Service

Community Support

Muslim initiative raises $13,000 to release detained migrant parents

Launched on Aug. 5 by the Islamic nonprofit CelebrateMercy, the Muslims for Migrants campaign has already exceeded its original goal of raising $10,000 in two weeks. More from Religion News Service

Reunion of Asylum-Seekers

Former refugees mark 75th anniversary of the only US safe haven during Holocaust

During WWII, a group of refugees from the Holocaust found a safe haven in upstate New York as guests of President Roosevelt. Former refugees returned this week to mark the 75th anniversary of their arrival in 1944. More from Religion News Service

Opinion

Anti-Christian attacks in Nigeria threaten precarious balance of faiths

In this West African nation, religion stands at the intersection of a divisive colonial history and a current political crisis caused by drought and land scarcity, writes Anthea Butler. More from Religion News Service

Town Denies Discrimination

Fired officer says Christian beliefs prohibit him from training women

The follower of the “Billy Graham rule” has filed a lawsuit claiming he was discriminated against for his faith. More from Huffpost

 

 

 

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