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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The big business of evangelical Christian publishing

Poor People's Campaign stages massive online demonstration
Religion News Service: With COVID-19 restrictions preventing an intended in-person rally in Washington D.C., at least a million supporters of the Poor People's Campaign reportedly tuned in Saturday.

The walls of the church couldn't keep the Trump era out*
The New York Times: A young pastor wasn't sure his congregation would like what he had to say and had no idea where it would lead all of them. He found himself at a crossroads of God, Alabama and Donald Trump.

The problem of comfortable Christians in an age of protest
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The nationwide protests confront us white Christians, once again, with the question: do Black lives matter to you?

'I have more followers than the C of E': Meet the religious stars of Instagram
The Guardian: From the priest who runs Spinning classes to the vegan preacher, how are they spreading the gospel on social media?

Black Catholics: Words not enough as church decries racism
Associated Press: Black Roman Catholics are hearing their church's leaders calling for racial justice once again after the killing of George Floyd, but this time they're demanding not just words but action.

The big business of evangelical Christian publishing*
Christian Century: Daniel Vaca details the marriage of missionary zeal and financial reward in Christian publishing.

'Racialized policing' program takes faith leaders from grief to action
Religion News Service: A predominantly Black but diverse group of clergy and lay people spent the last nine months in a pilot program exploring how theology applies to issues of police violence and criminal justice.

Saudi Arabia to hold 'very limited' hajj due to virus
Associated Press: Saudi Arabia said Monday that this year's hajj will not be canceled, but that due to the coronavirus only "very limited numbers" of people will be allowed to perform the major Muslim pilgrimage.

Rayshard Brooks' funeral will be held at church where MLK once preached after hundreds attend viewing
CNN: A four-hour public viewing concluded Monday evening at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. served as a co-pastor from 1960 until his assassination in 1968.

Methodist Church's 'Dismantling Racism Initiative' excludes some Black lives
Religion Dispatches: Does the Council of Bishops not yet recognize that, included among the very Black lives they now declare matter, are members of the LGBTQ community?

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