RNS Morning Report: Minorities rise up; Jeff Sessions leaves; Biblical justice

Democrat Ilhan Omar speaks after winning in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District race during the election night event held by the Democratic Party on Nov. 6, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Need to know: Thursday, November 8, 2018

A new age

As Christians split over Trump, minority faiths make their mark

Muslim women were elected to Congress for the first time. And for the first time in memory an incumbent senator mentioned the upcoming Hindu holiday of Diwali in an acceptance speech. More from Religion News Service

Making enemies

Jeff Sessions resigns, ending tenure marred by fights with faith groups

The embattled attorney general brought a concern for religious freedom to the job — along with a passion for quoting the Bible that often backfired on him. More from Religion News Service

Bitter pill

White House expands birth control exemptions for employers with religious objections

The mother provincial of Little Sisters of the Poor, one of the religious groups that has opposed the mandate, welcomed the administration’s new regulations. More from Religion News Service

Church & state

Greece strikes tentative deal to remove Orthodox clergy from state payroll

The move marks a symbolically significant shift in a country whose very constitution declares Greek Orthodoxy the official state religion. More from NPR

God's law

“A biblical view of justice:” Matt Whitaker once said judges shouldn’t have a secular worldview

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker once said judges should have a “New Testament” point of view. More from The Washington Post 🔒

About the author

Aysha Khan

Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist reporting on American Muslims and millennial faith for RNS. Her newsletter, Creeping Sharia, curates news coverage of Muslim communities in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.

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