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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

How the Six-Day War transformed religion

How the Six-Day War transformed religion
The Atlantic: Fifty years ago this week, the Six-Day War dramatically altered geographic borders and political fortunes in the Middle East. The Atlantic asked six writers to share their perspectives on how the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict changed Islam, Judaism, Christianity and Mormonism.
The Forward: Should we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War -- or despair?
Literary Hub: Silence is an occupation all its own

Conservatives say Muslims need to stop terrorism. I wish we could.
Washington Post: I wish I could prevent radical Muslim terrorist attacks, because random killings and the fear they invoke are all too familiar. I wish I could, because I long for the Pakistan I knew as a child, writes Afshan Jafar, an associate professor of sociology.

Religiously affiliated hospitals win Supreme Court pension case
National Catholic Reporter: In a decision that has religiously affiliated hospitals cheering, the Supreme Court ruled that federal pension rules don't apply to religiously affiliated hospitals. The 8-0 ruling reverses lower court decisions that sided with hospital workers.

The renewed importance of Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change
The New Yorker: A blistering indictment of the human failure to care for Earth, it is also a poignant description of the momentous choice now confronting every government, corporation, and person on the planet. "Laudato Si' " is a manifesto. If you read it two years ago, read it again now, writes James Carroll.

Here there is danger
InsideHigherEd: Four signs that suggest a higher ed institution may be on the path toward unrecoverable failure.

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