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Aysha Khan and Holly Meyer. Images courtesy of Khan and Meyer
Journalists’ Roundtable August 01, 2019
Our panel this week, Aysha Khan of Religion News Service and Holly Meyer, religion reporter at the Tennessean, look at the mounting protests against the mistreatment of migrants and asylum seekers. Then we hear about Zulfat Suara, a candidate for Nashville’s metro council, and the attacks she’s been subjected to because she’s Muslim. We move on to a Mississippi gubernatorial candidate’s invocation of the Billy Graham rule in his refusal to allow a female political reporter to shadow him for a day without a chaperone. We explore why the late evangelist devised this rule 70 years ago and why politicians are invoking it today. Then, we learn about a recent push among United Methodists to confront climate change. What do they hope to accomplish within and beyond their congregations?

Aysha Khan, reporter at Religion News Service

Holly Meyer, religion reporter at The Tennessean