Friday, November 3, 2017

Faith and investment seek a new partnership

Surge in anti-Semitism reported in latest study
Religion News Service: Anti-Semitic incidents spiked during and immediately after the Charlottesville protests. The report also finds a troubling number of incidents in schools and colleges.

A historic church will remove plaques honoring George Washington and Robert E. Lee, but it shouldn't
The Washington Post: The recent decision to remove the memorials at Christ Church in Alexandria, Va. -- as well as their forebears' decision to put them up in the first place -- disregards the true purpose of Christians' commemoration of the dead.

Confederate monuments and the power of absence
Religion & Politics: Art objects are rarely simple, and once they've taken hold, their absence too can retain power and a symbolic kind of presence. And like phantom limbs, they can still cause pain.

I spent a week with 8,000 worshippers of the fake, fantastical cult of zumba
Quartz: If going to church called for sweatbands instead of prayer books, salsa music in the place of scripture, and a near-insane amount of neon, it might look something like this.

Green investors and right-wing sceptics clash on the meaning of scripture
The Economist: Faith and investment seek a new partnership.

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