Religion News Service: The planned denomination said it will split from the existing United Methodist Church no matter what the General Conference decides in 2022.
The New York Times: The decision comes as more cities and states require organizations to accept applications from L.G.B.T.Q. couples or risk losing government contracts.
DCist: Images of St. John’s Episcopal Church, free of the black barricades, spread on social media Monday morning -- symbolizing for some a step towards brighter days ahead for the city.
NPR: The Argentine-born pope and the new American president have both staked out liberal stances on issues like climate change and economic disparity, and have taken different positions from their “culture warrior” predecessors.
Sojourners: A biblical look at the crisis of poverty today.