Religious Studies Subject Resources
About 20 Rabbis Arrested During Protest Over Trump Travel Ban
Colin Moynihan ("The New York Times," February 6, 2017) About 20 rabbis affiliated with a liberal Jewish group were arrested on Monday night after blocking the street near the Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle in Manhattan to protest an executive order that banned travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations.
In Kenya, a pastor fights female genital mutilation with the gospel
Fredrick Nzwili ("RNS," February 6, 2017) ISINYA, Kenya (RNS) Clutching a Bible in one hand and a walking stick in the other, Pastor Stephen Lenku Tipatet traverses the plains of Kajiado County, fighting female circumcision and propounding on the Christian gospel. The region is the homeland of the Maasai, an indigenous community in Southern Kenya and northern Tanzania.
Religious conservatives upset Trump is upholding order to protect LGBTQ workers
World Religion News ("Corey Barnett," February 6, 2017) President Trump’s recent move to uphold an executive order issued by former President Obama in 2014 has received mixed reactions but it continues to create friction among religious conservatives. In 2014, Obama issued an executive order prohibited federal government contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the employment of federal employees.
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