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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Rapists presented by their church as men of God

Rapists presented by their church as men of God
The New York Times: Southern Baptist leaders ignored the wrongdoing. An all-male clergy is part of the problem, says Nicholas Kristof.

Opening summit, Pope urges 'concrete, effective measures' on abuse
Crux: Concrete, effective actions and courage, not merely "simple condemnations," is what Pope Francis said he's expecting from a Vatican summit on clerical abuse that opened this morning.
NPR: As Pope holds sex abuse summit, U.S. Catholics not hopeful for 'bold moves'

Ahead of St. Louis meeting, one United Methodist offers prayers along the way
Religion News Service: On a pilgrimage to UMC meeting, organizer for Reconciling Ministries stops in dozens of UMC churches to say a prayer and pin an envelope containing her prayer to the door of each congregation.

Why is this cross-shaped memorial constitutional?
The Atlantic: The Supreme Court seems poised to affirm that it can be displayed on public land -- but a great deal rides on its rationale.

Is there such a thing as the "Judeo-Christian tradition"?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The notion of a "Judeo-Christian tradition" is a modern invention, and one we would do well to abandon. After all, it conceals the Western history of anti-Judaism, even when seeming to extol the virtue of Jewish identity.

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