Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Robot priest unveiled in Germany to mark 500 years since Reformation

Teen on Portland train: 'They lost their lives because of me and my friend'
CNN: As tears streamed down her cheeks, Destinee Mangum, 16, thanked the three strangers who intervened on a Portland light-rail train after a man hurled anti-Muslim slurs at her and her friend who was wearing a hijab.
Washington Post: Portland mayor asks feds to bar free-speech and anti-sharia rallies after stabbings

Mourning in Manchester, religious and secular traditions meet and meld
Religion News Service: On Monday, old Manchester met the new when the Christian tradition of the Whit Walk, commemorating the Feast of Whitsun -- or Holy Trinity - combined with the secular rituals that have come to define public mourning since this increasingly irreligious nation said goodbye to Princess Diana 20 years ago.

Robot priest unveiled in Germany to mark 500 years since Reformation
The Guardian: A robot called BlessU-2 is intended to trigger debate about the future of the church and the potential of artificial intelligence.

Tyrone Crider, 'pastor's pastor' who led Operation PUSH, dies at 58
Chicago Sun-Times: Tyrone Crider, a well-known South Side pastor who once served as the national executive director of Operation PUSH, died after a long battle with cancer. He was 58.

After the hype, do MOOC ventures like edX still matter?
Chronicle of Higher Education: Five years and 11 million students on, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the nonprofit organization, says there is still plenty of innovation to come from the venture and its university partners: "We're just getting started."

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