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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Faith and higher education can intersect in many different ways

Losing their religion: Younger adults are less religious, and not only in the US
Religion News Service: There are few spots around the world where parents don't have to drag their young adult children to worship: Ghana, a predominantly Christian county is one; Chad, a predominantly Muslim country, is another.
Pew Forum: The age gap in religion around the world 

Mike Pence gave a Trump stump speech to a crowd of Southern Baptists, and it didn't go over very well
Slate: Vice President Mike Pence's appearance had been announced just a few days earlier and was met with unusual resistance by the overwhelmingly conservative audience of pastors and other church leaders.
The Nashville Tennessean: How seminary leaders are responding to Southern Baptists' #MeToo controversy 

Faith and higher education can intersect in many different ways
The Economist: In the ecology of American higher education, there are many different relationships with religion.

An all-white church planned to give its building to a black congregation. Instead, they clashed.
The Washington Post: What started as an attempt to modernize a Georgia church led to expulsion from Southern Baptist Convention on the grounds of racism.

US bishops condemn immigration policies that separate families at border
National Catholic Reporter: Bishops begin spring assembly, decry Trump administration's recent policies.

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