Need to know: Friday, April 13, 2018
Members of both faiths want to hear if Trump's nominee for secretary of state will repudiate his anti-Muslim views. More from Religion News Service
Packing in pews?
But two committees in the state's House of Representatives have already approved the bill — along party lines — with Republicans voting in favor. More from Religion News Service
The doctrine that allows Muslims to hide their faith to escape persecution has become a popular way for Islamophobes to impugn the faith. More from Buzzfeed
Police say Asifa Bano was killed in a Hindu temple, and that the temple’s custodian plotted her death as a way to torment the Bakarwals, a Muslim tribe in Northern India. More from The Washington Post
Dissing the dead
"The idea that Jews with guns could have made any meaningful resistance is the cruelest, most cynical, most ignorant alternative fact there is," writes RNS columnist Jeffrey Salkin. More from Religion News Service