Friday, February 24, 2017

We need Lent now more than ever

Plan to disrupt immigration raids will enlist songs and prayers
NPR: Volunteers training to disrupt immigration raids are forming mobile sanctuaries in hopes that enforcement agents will honor a long-standing policy of not arresting people in those spaces.

Hidden figures: How black women preachers spoke truth to power
The Conversation: Since the 19th century, a long line of black women preachers set in motion a tradition that spoke against injustices and questioned patriarchal attitudes.

Christians in the pew and pulpit diverge over Trump policies on refugees
Religion News Service: The divide between the people in the pews and those in the pulpit and other leadership positions isn't new, but it has been notable throughout Trump's campaign and in the first month of his presidency - especially among white Protestant Christians.

We need Lent now more than ever
National Catholic Reporter: Mike Jordan Laskey wonders how the country might change if Christians doubled down on our Lenten observance this year.

All 240 Family Christian stores are closing
Christianity Today: More than 3,000 employees in 36 states will be laid off in the liquidation of one of the world's largest Christian retailers.

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