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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A brief history of gospel music's evolution

Dozens of nuns, other Catholics arrested advocating for immigrants
Religion News Service: Dozens of nuns, priests and lay people were arrested in the Capitol Rotunda as part of a Catholic-led effort to persuade lawmakers to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.

African rhythms, ideas of sin and the Hammond organ: A brief history of gospel music's evolution
The Conversation: For the enslaved Africans, music -- rhythm in particular -- became a tool of communication about their conditions. Later, it laid the foundation for spirituals and gospel songs.

#MeToo and the problem with the "the Billy Graham rule"
Religion Dispatches: What Graham and others failed to understand is that neither women nor sexual desire are the problem; the problem is the abuse of male power.

'Hitler bell' to remain in German church as a memorial
BBC: A village in Germany has voted to keep a controversial church bell embossed with a swastika and the words "All for the Fatherland - Adolf Hitler".

Holy alliance: the Catholic Church's best fashion moments
The (London) Guardian: The Met gallery's new show about the influence of Catholicism on the catwalk and beyond proves the two have a longstanding connection.

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