There is a lot going on in the Church of SoNoGo

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Louis Vuitton yoga mat made of leather draws Hindu complaint

Several Black pastors break with the Southern Baptist Convention over a statement on race

The Washington Post*

A Trump executive order set the stage for Falwell’s political activities
Politico

Newsom’s restrictions on indoor religious services ruled valid by federal judge
San Francisco Chronicle*

Maine bishop calls on Catholics to try ‘different Christmas’
The Associated Press

Holiday church gathering in North Carolina leads to 97 COVID cases and counting
NBC News

Despite COVID-19, economic downturns, religious charities working overseas keep the faith
Religion News Service

New Hampshire Supreme Court rules in favor of religious freedom to use psychedelic mushrooms
New Hampshire Union Leader*

A couple hid in two Philadelphia churches for 843 days to avoid deportation. Now they are free
CNN


International headlines

Quiet Bethlehem Christmas means ‘less business, more religion’
Agence France-Presse

A UK choir tries to keep its Christmas tradition alive
The New York Times*

Argentina: 1994 AMIA Jewish center bombing still shrouded in mystery
Deutsche Welle

Tibetan leader welcomes U.S. bill that reaffirms rights, angering China
Reuters

Pope decrees Italian judge murdered by Mafia can be beatified
Reuters

Mexico alleges Luz del Mundo, four other religious groups laundered money
The Associated Press

Belarus to allow exiled archbishop to return home
Reuters

Louis Vuitton yoga mat made of leather draws Hindu complaint
The Associated Press

Analysis and commentary

The Trump administration’s final push to make it easier for religious employers to discriminate
ProPublica

The lonely church this Christmas
National Review*

Beijing’s collision with Christians
The Wall Street Journal*

A Muslim’s first real Christmas, and how I ended up with an everything bagel tree ornament
USA Today

How alliances between Black and Jewish voters are reshaping one New York district
Religion News Service

Sean Feucht plans NYE worship events. They may endanger homeless residents
Religion & Politics

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