South Park – North Park – Golden Hill

Friday, April 12, 2019

Arrest made in Louisiana black church arsons

Leaders pursue plan for new U.S. structure
United Methodist News Service: United Methodist leaders are pressing ahead with an effort to create a new decision-making body for U.S. matters -- despite concerns that it will become another battlefront in the homosexuality debate.

Speaking out at 'this difficult hour,' a once-quiet ex-pope pens a lengthy letter on sexual abuse
The Washington Post: Breaking years of silence on major church affairs, Pope Benedict XVI has written a lengthy letter devoted to clerical sex abuse in which he attributes the crisis to a breakdown of church and societal moral teaching.

The spirituality of mending
Religion News Service: In practice, most Americans know very little now about mending. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, has set out to learn with her hands what she longed for in her life: to repair what is torn.

The renegade nuns who took on a pipeline
The New Yorker: The nuns see protecting the earth as part of their religious duty, which separates them from much historical Catholic teaching. The Adorers are calling for an end to the theology of human supremacy, and for a deeper understanding of creation's interdependency.

Pete Buttigieg, gay and Christian, challenges religious right on their own turf
The New York Times: Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic candidate for president, is talking about God and sexuality in an unconventional way: He is using the language of faith to confront the Christian right on territory they have long claimed as their own.
The Atlantic: Pete Buttigieg's very public faith is challenging assumptions

Georgetown students vote in favor of paying reparations to descendants of the slaves who made the school possible
CNN: Georgetown University might not be here today if the Maryland Society of Jesuits who oversaw the school hadn't sold 272 slaves.

Arrest made in Louisiana black church arsons
NPR: Police have arrested the son of a Louisiana sheriff's deputy as a suspect in connection with three historically black churches that were torched in recent days. The governor said: "These were evil acts."

An ousted dean returns
Inside Higher Ed: Western Kentucky reinstated the dean its now ex-provost forced out last week. What does the saga say about academic leadership, especially at institutions facing change?

Why more couples are getting married by a friend
The Atlantic: Many couples are forgoing religious norms and traditional vows for wedding ceremonies they feel are more individualized, more intimate, and maybe even more fun.

How entrepreneurs can turn lead into gold
Harvard Business School's Working Knowledge: Innovative about creating new products, entrepreneurs often lose imagination when it comes to funding their dreams. What alternatives exist beyond friends and family?

No comments: