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Friday, July 13, 2012

Call & Response blog of July 13.2012


U.S. confidence in organized religion at low point
Gallup: 44 percent of Americans have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in "the church or organized religion" today, with Catholics' confidence significantly lower than Protestants'.
Why attend seminary?
Huffington Post: Seminary education centers on thinking about the "why" of existence, and making it come alive in a vision for both what the world is, and could be, says Union president.
The spreading scourge of corporate corruption
The New York Times: The misconduct of the financial industry no longer surprises most Americans.
Reaction mixed to Episcopal Church's approval of same-sex rite
Religion News Service: While some celebrate approval of same-sex blessing, conservatives threaten to take "drastic" steps to distance themselves from the Episcopal Church.
How the Mormons make money
Businessweek: Mormon leadership says sprawling church-owned corporate empire helps spread its message, increases economic self-reliance, and builds the Kingdom of God on earth.

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