RNS Morning Report: Kavanaugh’s faith; Franklin Graham’s T-shirt; Unchurched in Minnesota

Brett Kavanaugh appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on April 26, 2004. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)

Need to know: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

SCOTUS watch

Trump names religious liberty ‘warrior’ Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Trump's nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh sets the stage for a heated confirmation battle that will likely focus on his views regarding both law and religion. More from Religion News Service

Meet your contestant

5 faith facts on Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh

Kavanaugh, who is Catholic, has ruled on several issues important to religious conservatives. More from Religion News Service


As churches close, a way of life fades

Minnesota’s mainline Christian denominations face unprecedented declines, altering communities and traditions celebrated for generations. More from The Star Tribune

In the land of submarines

Inspired by The Beatles’ love gospel, ‘submarine churches’ bucked tradition

"Yellow Submarine" quickly influenced fashion, design, animation and music, but the 1968 film also influenced organized religion with "submarine churches" based on the gospel of Lennon and McCartney. More from NPR

'Lift up our president in prayer'

Franklin Graham: Wear your support for President Trump — for $15.99

The evangelist is selling "Pray for 45" T-shirts in the store at North Carolina's Billy Graham Library. More from The Charlotte Observer

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Aysha Khan

Aysha Khan is the social media manager for RNS. A Boston-based journalist, she reports on American Muslims. She also produces the daily RNS Morning Report newsletter. Her own newsletter, Creeping Sharia, focuses on Muslims in the U.S.