RNS Morning Report: Crackdown in Rwanda; Paula’s theology; Plan B

Rwandans sing and pray at the Evangelical Restoration Church in the Kimisagara neighborhood of the capital, Kigali, Rwanda, on April 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Need to know: Thursday, July 12, 2018

Policing the pulpit

After shuttering 700 churches, Rwanda proposes stricter clergy guidelines

After closing more than 700 churches and some mosques, Rwandan officials have moved to institute guidelines for how faith groups operate in the majority-Christian country. More from Religion News Service

Jesus, a law-abiding citizen

Paula White: Jesus never broke immigration law

Trump's spiritual advisor Paula White defended her support for zero tolerance border control, stating that Jesus might have been a refugee but did not break any laws. More from Vox

Time for Plan B

Life after ‘Roe’: Clergy consider handing out morning-after pill in church

With the threat of Roe v. Wade being overturned, some progressive clergy are planning ways to advance “reproductive justice” by making birth control accessible. More from Religion Dispatches

Stepping aside

Indian Supreme Court on verge of decriminalizing gay sex

The Indian government has decided not to oppose the Supreme Court's planned decriminalization of gay sex, buoying LGBTQ activists. More from The Times of India

Bully pulpit

Who you vote for often determines your religious beliefs

We don’t just take cues about politics from our pastors and priests. We take cues about religion from our politicians, author Michele Margolis says. (Subscription may be required.) More from The New York Times

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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.