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Friday, June 14, 2019

Maryland has created a truth commission on lynchings

Catholic bishops stop short of mandating lay involvement in abuse investigations
Religion News Service: The inclusion of lay people is a moral "commitment" but not mandatory in the resolutions the bishops adopted Thursday morning on how to deal with sexual misconduct.

How giving water to illegal immigrants became a religious freedom issue
Deseret News: The Trump administration has brought some faith-based volunteers to court as part of a broader crackdown on illegal immigration.
The New York Times: An Arizona teacher helped migrants. Jurors couldn't decide if it was a crime.

Southern Baptist historic gavel a reminder of racist legacy
Religion News Service: The gavel which opens the annual meeting of the SBC is named for John A. Broadus. He was a slaveholder, a believer in white superiority and a founding faculty member of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

6 things I wish people understood about atheism in America
Vox: 10 percent of Americans identify as atheists -- but there's a lot that people don't know about us.

Maryland has created a truth commission on lynchings -- can it deliver?
The Conversation: Despite the prevalence and seriousness of the practice, there has been an "astonishing absence of any effort to acknowledge, discuss, or address lynching." Until now.

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