Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The nuns of Harlem

Governor rejects a religious-freedom bill
The Atlantic: Nathan Deal sides with corporations and gay-rights advocates who objected to the legislation backed by conservative evangelicals.
Religion Dispatches: Is religious liberty whatever anyone says it is?

Americans see immigrants more favorably than do Trump, Cruz
Religion News Service: The 2016 Republican presidential campaign boils with anti-immigrant rhetoric but candidates' harsh proposals don't resonate with most Americans, particularly religious believers and young adults.

Church preservation battles heat up in Pennsylvania
Associated Press: Religious institutions and preservation groups are clashing in Pennsylvania over what to do with unneeded or crumbling churches of historic significance.

The most important role of denominations in church planting
Christianity Today: Ed Stetzer on how to focus on church planting from the national level.

The nuns of Harlem
The New York Times: The 14 sisters of the Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary make up one of only three predominantly black orders in the country.

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