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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Billy Graham raised his voice against racism. So should his son

Financially hit by COVID-19, Washington National Cathedral lays off staff
Religion News Service: The Washington National Cathedral announced a 15% reduction in full-time staff on Tuesday (June 16) due to the financial impact of coronavirus.

Christopher Heuertz's enneagram projects halted over abuse allegations
Christianity Today: Zondervan will no longer promote the best-selling author's books or release an upcoming documentary.

How much did the Saints help the Catholic Church on its sex abuse crisis? More than they admitted
Sports Illustrated: An SI investigation found that the football team's aid was extensive. Survivors, who feel betrayed by both institutions, want answers.

I officiated a Zoom funeral. Here's what I didn't expect.
HuffPost: At an e-funeral, so many more elements are out of your control.

Neil Gorsuch shows how Donald Trump loses (some) white evangelical Christians
Religion Dispatches: The photo op with a Bible didn't drive them away. It was just one more reason for leaving.

236 people got the coronavirus after an Oregon church held services during lockdown
Business Insider: State health authorities said this week that more than 230 cases were tied to an outbreak at the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Union County, which held services in defiance of Oregon's stay-at-home order.

"He's the chosen one to run America": Inside the cult of Trump, his rallies are church and he is the gospel*
Vanity Fair: Trump's rallies are the rituals by which he stamps his name on the American dream. As he prepares to resume them for the first time in months, his followers are ready to receive.

Billy Graham raised his voice against racism. So should his son
Sojourners: When Billy Graham declared he would never again preach to a segregated congregation, it was a courageous act for which he was heavily criticized.

In a Bronx shelter, friars and homeless have weathered the coronavirus quarantine together
Religion News Service: The friars have chosen to be close to the men they serve, and in effect quarantine with them until the danger passes.

Bank and Church of England apologize for historic slavery ties
BBC: Former Bank of England governors and directors profited from slavery, as did a bishop and dozens of other clergymen.

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