Religion News Service: President Donald Trump has unveiled new guidance classifying houses of worship as "essential services" and insisting that governors allow faith groups to worship despite the risk of furthering the spread of the novel coronavirus.
CNN: Religious institutions should provide soap and hand sanitizer, encourage the use of cloth masks and clean their facilities daily if they want to open while coronavirus is still spreading, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in newly released guidance Friday.
Vox: It highlights the risks of allowing group events that can accelerate rapid spread of the virus.
ABC News: California's churches, mosques and synagogue may get the nod to reopen their doors sooner than expected under new state guidelines.
Associated Press: Many Muslims in America are navigating balancing religious and social rituals with concerns over the virus as they look for ways to capture the Eid spirit this weekend.
Religion News Service: The ownership of the property has been in dispute since the ACNA-affiliate group broke away from the Episcopal Church in 2008.
HuffPost: The statement doesn't put the best light on Donald Trump's demand that all houses of worship be re-opened "right now" amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Knowledge @ Wharton: The capacity of a state and the degree of economic inequality among its residents will determine how successful it is in coping effectively with a pandemic like COVID-19.
Baptist News Global: Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary has announced it will launch an extension campus in San Antonio, Texas, in 2021.
Christian Century: The parable of the widow and the unjust judge might give us a radical look at the face of God.
America: As states around the country begin to ease stay-at-home orders, Dr. Anthony Fauci said churches should adopt "common sense" measures to protect worshippers and the wider community, like requiring masks, practicing social distancing and prohibiting singing.
Religion Dispatches: Sacrificial ideas don't just seem to be everywhere right now: they are.
Religion News Service: Participants quickly realized they had tapped into something special -- not just a replacement for mosques -- by going online.
The Guardian: The US's brutal fault lines -- of race, partisanship, gender, poverty and misinformation -- rendered it ill-prepared to meet the challenges of Covid-19.
Seattle Times: The guidelines will allow up to 100 people, excluding religious staff, to meet outdoors at the property of a faith organization anywhere in the state.
Religion News Service: On Monday (May 25) in Minneapolis, a white police officer kneeled on the neck of a black man named George Floyd, who was already handcuffed, for as many as nine minutes.
Christianity Today: George Floyd left a gospel legacy in Houston
Episcopal News Service: The grim milestone of 100,000 dead Americans coincides with a time that is sacred to all three Abrahamic faiths.
The Guardian: Religious leaders plan events to remember UK coronavirus victims
The Guardian: The diocese is filing for bankruptcy as part of settlement, after 70 people say they were abused by 41 priests in cases dating to 1950s.
Associated Press: Contrary to what science says, the Greek Orthodox Church insists it is impossible for any disease -- including the coronavirus -- to be transmitted through Holy Communion.
National Catholic Reporter: When coronavirus struck inside Europe's largest diocesan seminary, it upended the intense educational routine and spurred soul-searching among the nearly 130 young men studying to become Catholic priests.