Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Losing our civil religion

A short history of Roy Moore's controversial interpretations of the Bible
The Washington Post: Unlike any other Senate candidate in recent history, Roy Moore made his belief in the supremacy of a Christian God over the Constitution the cornerstone of his campaign.

Losing our civil religion
Religion & Politics: The civil religion Robert Bellah first extolled 50 years ago is needed now more than ever to unify a divided citizenry at home and to restore American leadership in the world.

Kneeling at NFL liturgies -- it's a little strange for a Catholic
Religion News Service: From a Catholic perspective, the controversy over kneeling during the national anthem is strange, Thomas Reese says.

Christians celebrate the high holidays too -- but are they welcome at synagogue?
Forward: Popularity of Yom Kippur in some Christian circles prompts a range of reactions.

Ireland to hold abortion referendum weeks before pope's visit
The (London) Guardian: Ireland will hold a referendum next year on whether to repeal its ban on abortion in almost all circumstances, a few weeks before Pope Francis is expected to visit.

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