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

Paige Patterson closes his eyes during a special meeting of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees on May 22, 2018. Photo by Adam Covington/SWBTS via Baptist Press

Need to know: Monday, June 11, 2018

Change of plans

Patterson won’t address meeting as Southern Baptists gather amid scandals

"The mood of the Southern Baptist Convention right now would be similar to that of the country after Watergate," said Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. More from Religion News Service

Flip-flopping

Why weren’t Christians the ones to ‘ruin’ Miss America?

The little known history of how America's Christians became entangled with America's beauty pageant. More from Religion News Service

Ominous

Austria to close seven mosques and expel 60 imams

It's the first time officials are invoking Austria's controversial "law on Islam." They say it's "just the beginning" of a crackdown on political Islam. More from CNN

Tech evangelists

How to talk about God in Silicon Valley

In the least religious part of the U.S., tech puts its faith in science and progress, leaving Christians to navigate a sometimes uneasy existence. More from Quartz

And you say they won't assimilate

‘Make sure not to talk any Arabic’: American Muslims and their guns

American Muslims say they own guns for the same reasons as anyone else. (Subscription may be required.) More from The New York Times

Your favorite neighbor

The Fred Rogers documentary ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor’ feels radically subversive

Mr. Rogers’s worldview, a kind of humanism that had roots in his Christianity, is what helped many navigate the scariest events of childhood. More from Vox

About the author

Aysha Khan

Aysha Khan is the social media manager for RNS. A Denver-based journalist, she reports on American Muslims. She also produces the daily RNS Morning Report newsletter. Her own newsletter, Creeping Sharia, focuses on Muslims in the U.S.

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