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Monday, July 13, 2020

Abuse happens because we let it

Abuse happens because we let it
Sojourners: We do not know how to talk about abuse -- especially when the abuse is sexual, especially when the abuse happens to children, especially when the perpetrator is someone we know, trust, and love.

After lobbying, Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid
Associated Press: The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.

To fight racism, we need to confront religion's racist past
Religion News Service: Trump came, uninvited, to unceded Lakota territory. He arrived at the Six Grandfathers, known also as the sacred Black Hills, where he paid homage to Mount Rushmore, a national monument carved into the hills by a man with ties to the Ku Klux Klan.

On religion, the Supreme Court protects the right to be different*
The New York Times: Recent decisions are about safeguarding pluralism, not taking sides in the culture wars.

A rabbi explains how to make sense of suffering
Vox: "We've been suddenly plunged into an existential crisis, and we're not a society in general that turns to deep questions of life meaning," Rabbi David Wolpe says.

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