RNS Morning Report: National Prayer Breakfast; Eckstein Remembered; Islamic Marriage Contracts

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., from left, President Trump and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., pray during the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 7, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Need to know: Friday, February 8, 2019

Politics & Prayer

Trump strikes muted tone at National Prayer Breakfast, plays up evangelical interests

'I will never let you down, I can say that — never,' Trump said to the attendees at the religious gathering. More from Religion News Service

Bridge Builder

Rabbi with a gift for fundraising among evangelicals mourned as friend

Yechiel Eckstein was the spark that ignited an appreciation and even love for Israel and for the Jewish people among evangelicals. More from Religion News Service

Classic Contracts

Nikahnama wants to bring back a lost Islamic marriage tradition

Nushmia Khan was tired of seeing Muslim couples treat their sacred marriage contracts as boring legalese. So last month, she launched a small business to help bring decorative keepsake Islamic marriage contracts to Muslim couples across the globe. More from Religion News Service

Pay for Parking

IRS’ ‘church parking tax’ sparks questions and concerns

An obscure provision of the 2017 tax overhaul may end up costing churches and other houses of worship. More from Religion News Service

Religion Remixed

The evolution of sin

Virtue and vice have long been inextricably linked to self-control. But lately we've been asking, what's it all for, writes Tara Isabella Burton. More from Religion News Service

Illicit Expenses

Archbishop spent $473k in child abuse inquiry legal fees without proper authorization

The former Anglican archbishop of Perth, Roger Herft, has not been asked to repay funds used for legal expenses before royal commission. More from The Guardian

 

 

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