RNS Morning Report: Kavanaugh, Friend and Foe; ISIS and Islamophobia; Cave Meditation

President Donald Trump introduces Judge Brett Kavanaugh, center, his Supreme Court nominee, and his family on July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Need to know: Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Two sides to a coin

Faith leaders on Kavanaugh: Defender or destroyer of religious liberty?

Secularists worry the Supreme Court nominee will be a 'disaster' for church-state separation while conservatives expect him to staunchly defend religious liberties. More from Religion News Service

Hand in hand

Study links anti-Muslim discrimination with radicalization

Pro-ISIS sympathy is most prevalent in communities with high levels of anti-Muslim sentiment, researchers found. More from Religion News Service

Work in progress

What’s in a name? Episcopalians move to change their words for God

The Episcopal General Convention is discussing changes to the church's Book of Common Prayer aimed at stripping away some of the masculine descriptions of God. More from Religion News Service


Faith groups privately urged DHS not to separate families at border

Last year Catholic groups that work on immigration issues urged then Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to reject a family separation proposal. More from BuzzFeed News

Keep calm and carry om

How Buddhist meditation helped the Thai boys

The boys’ coach, who once lived in a Buddhist monastery, taught them to meditate while they were trapped in the flooded cave. More from Vox

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, focuses on Muslims in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.

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