RNS Morning Report: Women in SBC, God’s face, Muslim insomniacs

Beth Moore, author and speaker, left, Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and Matt Carter, pastor at Austin Stone Community Church, discuss preventing and dealing with sexual abuse within the church on June 11, 2018. Photo by Kathleen Murray via Baptist Press

Need to know: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Beyond 'token women'

Amid a #MeToo culture, Southern Baptists mull ways to increase women’s roles

There has been recent speculation about whether someday, or sooner, a woman should be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president. More from Religion News Service

property lines

Justices deny bid from dissident South Carolina churches to keep buildings

(RNS) — The Episcopal Church in South Carolina will reclaim control of more than two dozen properties after the U.S. Supreme Court declined an appeal brought by a breakaway group of conservative Anglicans. More from Religion News Service

rough justice

Abuse of immigrant children: a state-sanctioned crime in America?

A report from the U.S border details the dangers of the Trump administration's immigration policy, writes Brian D. McLaren. More from Religion News Service

Hitting snooze

In sleep-deprived America, Ramadan offers an extra challenge for insomniacs

(RNS) For Muslims with sleeping disorders, observing the major rituals of the holy month—waking up before dawn, then staying up to pray late into the night—can take a serious toll. What's a insomniac to do? More from Religion News Service


What does God look like? Here’s what a UNC study came up with.

The end result is a mugshot that shows God is white, young and clean cut, not unlike someone from an '80s boy band. More from The Charlotte Observer

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

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