RNS Morning Report: Paige Patterson; Silicon Valley Christians; Austrian mosques

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(RNS) — Patterson announced he won’t deliver the sermon at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, while denying that the events that led to his dismissal from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary have been accurately portrayed. There’s a strong current of belief in Silicon Valley, but it’s not in organized religion. Critics warn that measures to close some mosques and expel imams indicate an Islamophobic attitude in Austria's new government, formed last December.

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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, curates news coverage of Muslim communities in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.

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