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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Today's Headlines ~ August 04, 2015

Can churches lead on racial harmony?
Christian Science Monitor: The grace shown by the members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., revealed the power of faith to promote racial harmony under the most trying conditions. Other congregations believe they also have a crucial role to play.

The freakishness of Christianity
The Atlantic: What would the American culture wars look like if they were less about “values” and more about Jesus?

Younger Southern Baptists seek a less partisan approach to political engagement
Religion News Service: A group of mostly younger pastors is challenging the methods used by the old religious right and urging a broader agenda and more qualified support for the Republican Party.

IRS commissioner promises not to revoke tax-exempt status of colleges that oppose gay marriage
Religion News Service: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has promised that his agency would not go after the tax-exempt status of religious colleges and universities that oppose gay marriage.

Gay minister's seminary offers support in wake of his ouster from Cassopolis ministry
Michigan Live: The Chicago-area seminary that educated Benjamin Hutchinson, an openly gay minister, is supporting Hutchinson in the wake of his ouster as a senior pastor of Cassopolis United Methodist Church.

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