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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

churches -- one black, one white -- merge

America's new ministers
The Christian Science Monitor: In a fundamental shift in American Protestantism, hundreds of churches across the country are allowing people in the pews to handle pastoral duties, such as delivering sermons.

Two Fla. churches -- one black, one white -- merge in 'racial reconciliation' effort
The Washington Post: The congregation at Shiloh Baptist -- black and white, urban and suburban -- appears to be the only intentional joint church of its kind in the United States.

The Sermon on the Mount is counter-cultural. That's the point.
Baptist News Global: If you listen to the whole thing instead of picking and choosing the passages you like, the Rev. Amy Butler guarantees you'll feel uncomfortable ... which is not something Americans like very much.

Steve Bannon carries battles to another influential hub: the Vatican
The New York Times: Stephen K. Bannon, a Catholic, has cultivated strategic alliances with those in Rome who share his view that the pope is a dangerously misguided pontiff.

The man trying to turn mosques into places of sanctuary
OZY: In Dallas, Imam Omar Suleiman hopes mosques will welcome immigrants and refugees of all faiths into their oft-attacked places of worship, providing temporary living spaces, food and support.

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