Monday, March 27, 2017

'Religious left' emerging

Can religious charities take the place of the welfare state?
The Atlantic: Supporters of Trump's budget are eager to restore the central role of faith-based organizations in serving the poor -- but it's not clear they can be an adequate substitute for government.

'Religious left' emerging as U.S. political force in Trump era
Reuters: Although not as powerful as the religious right, the "religious left" is now slowly coming together as a force in U.S. politics.

A building and a book highlight an odd symbiosis between monotheistic faiths
The Economist: New book suggests that Jesus is a figure through whom historically-aware Christians, Muslims and Jews could come to closer mutual understanding.

The "marginalization" of Tim Keller: when anything short of adulation is oppression
Religion Dispatches: To quote Inigo Montoya, "I don't think it means what he thinks it means?"

Atheists and highly religious people are the least scared of death, study reveals
Science Alert: Those who are highly religious and those who have no religious belief at all tend to be less scared of death than the average person.

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