National Catholic Reporter: The synod got underway with one of the most exhaustive, inclusive and transparent preparation periods in the 50-year history of Catholic synods. But once the opening business finished, that practice of transparency effectively ceased.
The Guardian: The renowned literary critic argued in "The American Religion" that denominational lineages, established doctrines and theological distinctions meant less in America than an Emersonian theology of unmediated experience of the self as God.
Christianity Today: As the liberal arts struggle, we should rally around Christian campuses that still embrace them.
Christian Century: If the poetry of Genesis reminds us that all forms of life share in the life of God, then the care we offer in a dying world resists the myth of separation that has authorized so much disregard and destruction, writes scholar Debra Dean Murphy.
Der Spiegel: The near bloodbath in the Halle synagogue is only the shocking climax of a development that Jews have been sensing for years. Jews in Germany are taunted and harassed every day, often -- but by no means exclusively -- by the far right.