The Sift -> Joel Osteen defends Lakewood Church’s Harvey relief work

The Sift -> Joel Osteen defends Lakewood Church’s Harvey relief work

The Sift
 
Wednesday
Aug. 30
 
Here’s what we’re Sifting today

North Korea
North Korea threatened on Wednesday that its latest missile launch over Japan was only the first step of future military operations in the Pacific. … MORE
Osteen
The Houston megachurch led by pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen began taking in storm evacuees Tuesday in addition to collecting and distributing supplies for flood victims. … MORE
Mattis
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced Tuesday that transgender military members would remain at their posts pending further study. … MORE
Harvey
Harvey moved into southwest Louisiana early Wednesday, bringing with it the incessant rain that has devastated the Houston area. … MORE
Burma
Close to 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Burma (also known as Myanmar) into neighboring Bangladesh after clashes with government troops resumed last week. … MORE
India
At least 217 children have died in August under the care of a state-run hospital in northern India. … MORE
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