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Monday, August 30, 2021

On death row in Texas, a last request: a prayer and ‘human contact’

On death row in Texas, a last request: a prayer and ‘human contact’
The New York Times *

Texas churches can’t be forced to close — ever — under new law
Houston Public Media

Mississippi governor: South’s response to COVID impacted by belief in ‘eternal life’
Daily Memphian *

National Religious Broadcasters spokesperson fired after pro-vaccine remarks
NBC News

Unvaccinated pastor who almost died of COVID now preaches the importance of vaccines
NPR

L.A. County could pay $400,000 settlement to church that fought COVID-19 mandates
Los Angeles Times *

A South Carolina pastor quit his church. His followers revolted to get him back
Religion News Service

Fremont orders temple torn down, Buddhist master calls ruling ‘systemic racism’
San Francisco Chronicle *

Doctor fired from Phoenix Children’s Hospital after anti-Israel posts files discrimination complaint
The Arizona Republic *

Police: Arizona family tried to kidnap woman over dishonor
The Associated Press
 

International headlines

U.S. says drone kills IS bombers targeting Kabul airport
The Associated Press

Afghanistan’s religious minorities live in fear of Taliban, brace for persecution
NBC News

Myanmar’s monks, leaders of past protests, are divided over the coup
The New York Times *

In India, a debate over population control turns explosive
The Washington Post *

‘Not open for humans’: COVID changes East Asia’s Ghost Month but free spirits remain
The Guardian

Pope replaces Australian bishop in alleged misconduct probe
The Associated Press

Macron visits the former IS group’s stronghold in Iraq city of Mosul
Agence France-Presse

Taliban ‘brutally’ killed a popular Afghan folk singer just days after it said ‘music is forbidden’ in Islam, former minister says
Business Insider

After Afghanistan’s last Jew refused to leave, his would-be Jewish rescuers helped dozens of other Afghans escape instead
Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Analysis and commentary

U.S. retaliation for the Kabul bombing won’t stop ISIS or end terrorism
The New Yorker *

Don’t confuse military action with the mission of God
Religion News Service

What does ISIS want now?
The Atlantic *

This is how theocracy shrivels
The New York Times *

Young, Jewish and on the move in Germany
Deutsche Welle

Rivalry between judge, prosecutor underlies surreal twist in Vatican trial
Crux
 

 

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