Friday, August 18, 2017

Corporations are replacing churches as America's conscience

Corporations are replacing churches as America's conscience
Vox: After Charlottesville, CEOs have become our public conscience. Here's what that says about capitalism in America.

Trump's evangelical panel remains intact as others disband. Who are his religious cheerleaders?
The (London) Guardian: As three other advisory boards disband following the president's response to the Virginia violence, Jerry Falwell Jr tweets support for Trump.
Religion Dispatches: I created the hashtag #EmptythePews because it's time for evangelicals to walk out of toxic churches 
  
From a St. Louis street corner, pastor takes your prayer requests
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Standing outside his church at the corner of Marcus Avenue and Leduc Street in St. Louis, Pastor Henry Price waits for prayer requests every morning between 8 and 10 a.m.

Christian ethicists: Racism, white supremacy are 'a Christian problem'
National Catholic Reporter: More than 400 Christian ethicists and other theologians have signed a statement rejecting "racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, and neo-Nazi ideology as a sin against God that divides the human family created in God's image."

Anybody could be president. We could be obliterated by nuclear war. The eclipse would still come.
The Washington Post: Soon, so soon, we'll look to the heavens in awe. And we will wonder, surely, surely, this is some heavenly commentary about something we are doing.
The Atlantic: Is the solar eclipse a message from God? 

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