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Friday, April 17, 2020

A virus that hits all faiths tests religion's tie to science

A virus that hits all faiths tests religion's tie to science
Associated Press: While most leaders of major religions have supported governments' efforts to fight the pandemic by limiting gatherings, a minority of the faithful -- in both religious and secular institutions -- have not.

Does the pandemic have a purpose?*
New York Times: Only if we give it one. The coronavirus is neither good nor bad. It wants only to reproduce.

Black clergy memorialize the dead, ask government to address disparities
Religion News Service: Across the country, black clergy say the coronavirus is swiftly touching -- and sometimes taking -- their faithful.

Lawsuit accuses Liberty University of 'profiting' from the coronavirus pandemic
CNN: A lawsuit accuses evangelical powerhouse Liberty University of profiting from the coronavirus pandemic by drastically reducing campus services but not refunding fees paid by students for those services.

Easter was the Bible App's biggest day ever
Christianity Today: During the locked-down holiday, 40.6 million people read Scripture on the popular app.

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