RNS Morning Report: Bishops against asylum changes; Pence and Baptists; Age gaps

Clergy attend the the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Spring Assembly in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on June 13, 2018.

Need to know: Thursday, June 14, 2018

A 'right to life' issue

Catholic bishops rebuke Trump’s asylum changes, suggest ‘canonical penalties’

"At its core, asylum is an instrument to preserve the right to life,” the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said. “Separating babies from their mothers...is immoral." More from Religion News Service

Pence problems

Pence addresses Southern Baptists after debate over whether he should

The day before his speech, a Southern Baptist attending the annual meeting requested reconsideration of the plans to welcome Pence. He was overruled. More from Religion News Service

That's me in the spotlight 🎵

Losing their religion: Younger adults are less religious, and not only in the US

In a survey of 106 countries, younger people were found to be less religious than their elders. The exceptions were rare. More from Religion News Service


Southern Baptists, in #MeToo age, affirm women, ask for ‘purity’ of leaders

The statements come after the May termination of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, who had shunned divorce and was accused of mishandling students’ allegations of rape. More from Religion News Service

Justice served

He threatened a Muslim family that planned to move to his neighborhood. Now, he’ll g …

The man who caused them to back out of a home purchase was sentenced to eight months in prison. (Subscription may be required.) More from The Washington Post

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Aysha Khan

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