Saturday, November 7, 2015

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

New Mormon policy makes apostates of married same-sex couples, bars children from rites
The Salt Lake Tribune: Mormons who enter into same-sex unions will be considered apostates under new church policies, and their children will be barred from blessing and baptism rituals without the permission of the faith's highest leaders.

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close
The (London) Guardian: More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an “existential crisis.”

Remaining a Catholic in the face of tragedy
Crux: How can you spend your workdays chronicling thousands of cases of Catholic priestly sexual abuse -- and still remain a Catholic?

The problem with Pew's science & religion poll
Religion Dispatches: To get good answers, you have to ask good questions.

Henri Nouwen's unpublished works to release 20 years after death
Religion News Service: Beginning next year -- the 20th anniversary of Henri Nouwen's death -- new collections of his unpublished writings will be released to the world.

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