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Monday, August 10, 2015

‘Wars of religion,’ then and now

Aeon: What does it mean to be ‘called’ to a religious vocation? A woman's path to the ministry in the Church of England

Amish converts choosing their religion and building roots in oldest settlement
The (London) Guardian: In Oakland, Maryland, an honor roll student and a man on a spiritual journey joined a rare club -- Amish converts.

Book explores clergy's role in Ferguson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Leah Gunning Francis, a professor at Eden Theological Seminary, has written a book about the role clergy have played in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown last summer.

The Church in the Middle East is ‘dissolving in front of our eyes’ says Archbishop
Christian Today: The Christian Church is “dissolving” in front of the eyes of its own people in its ancient homelands in the Middle East, according to a senior Archbishop from the stricken region.

‘Wars of religion,’ then and now
Deseret News: Among the closest historical parallels to today's religious and political turmoil in the Middle East are western Europe's Catholic-Protestant wars of religion in the aftermath of the Reformation.

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