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Monday, July 30, 2018

Why the US and Turkey are fighting over a US pastor

No question, Pope Francis made history Saturday on McCarrick
Crux: Though the full meaning of Saturday's turning point will be unpacked for some time to come, here are three quick take-aways from John Allen about what it means.

Where churches have become temples of cheese, fitness and eroticism
The New York Times: After a sharp decline in attendance, dozens of churches across Quebec have been transformed -- into university reading rooms, luxury condominiums, cheese emporiums and upmarket fitness centers.

The Trump administration convenes the 'Super Bowl' of religious freedom
The Atlantic: The event has sent a strong message that the U.S. wants to spread democratic values -- if only the president will cooperate.

Knowing your neighbor's faith is path toward peace, understanding
ARDA: An Algerian journalist asked people all over the world what they would most like people to know about their faith. The recurring themes: Peace, universal love in this life and the next, mutual respect.

Why the US and Turkey are fighting over a US pastor
Vox: "Washington's been doing the right things on the Brunson case for kind of the wrong reasons," an expert says.

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