Politico: This coming week, the Trump administration is hosting an event promoting religious freedom that's uniting the president's fiercest human rights critics with his most fervent supporters.
RNS: Brownback wants religious freedom summit to spark 'global grassroots movement'
Religion News Service: Waves of Baptist volunteers from across the Mid- and Southwest have flooded Texas in recent weeks to offer aid to the influx of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The deluge of evangelical relief groups has surprised some because the Catholic Church has historically dominated the aid operation in Texas.
Washington Post: Eleven congregants introduced a petition at an all-congregation meeting Sunday - convened after morning services in part to discuss the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler's exit - and asked the church to schedule a vote to bring back Butler as senior minister.
Relevant: A former missionary in Nicaragua writes: "I understand why people get excited about a short-term trip but shudder at the thought of wading in with undocumented people. I promise, if you commit yourself to doing something about this cruelty and abuse, you'll be forced to face your own limits. I mean both the limits of your power and the limits of your generosity and goodness."
National Catholic Reporter: New research recently unveiled in Rome suggests women had a greater role in the early church's ministries and liturgies than previously thought and were present at church altars as deacons, priests and even bishops.