FiveThirtyEight: Despite suggestions that a progressive religious movement is emerging, it's doubtful that a revitalized "religious left" will actually materialize.
Inside Higher Ed: Has cutting your way to greatness ever worked?
Catholic News Service: Franciscans ask the Pope for the "privilege" of allowing non-ordained religious brothers to be elected to leadership positions, including those with authority over ordained priests.
The Atlantic: Alabama could soon create something unprecedented in American legal history: a police department run by a church.
The Root: The racist, homophobic history of an Ala. church gunning for its own police force
Designboom: American architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, one of the early developers of organic architecture in the mid 20th century, designed Japan's hoshino stone church.