Religion News Service: New national data reveals that women clergy earn 76 cents for each dollar earned by male clergy, which is substantially worse than the national pay gap of 83 cents. The clergy pay gap is even more stark when compared to similar occupations.
United Methodist News: The five largest Israeli banks are off limits for investment, a move that one advocacy group praised as "the first time a major church pension fund has acted to preclude investment in Israeli banks that sustain Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian land."
Christianity Today: More than 7,000 Christians were killed for their faith last year, making 2015 to worst year in modern history for the persecution of Christians. The five worst countries were North Korea, Iraq, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Syria.
Inside Higher Ed: The recent firing at Wheaton College has drawn attention to faith statements at evangelical colleges, and renews debate on whether they are compatible with academic freedom.
Salon: For tens of millions of Americans stuck in low-wage, no-benefit, dead-end employment, the infinitesimal chance of winning the lottery provides the only hope they have of changing their economic circumstances, writes a law professor.