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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Hundreds of bodies found at former Saskatchewan residential school

A pair of Hillsong docuseries planned, examining the megachurch’s culture, the fall of Carl Lentz
Religion News Service: Both docuseries are planned in partnership with separate news organizations and based on their respective coverage of the ongoing scandals plaguing the global megachurch, with a spotlight on Hillsong NYC and its disgraced former pastor.
Jim Bakker, his church settle lawsuit over COVID-19 claims
ABC News: Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the TV pastor of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure COVID-19.
‘Fire monks’ ready to defend monastery from Big Sur blaze
Associated Press: A group of firefighting monks was ready to defend a Buddhist monastery being threatened Tuesday by a wildfire burning in the rugged central coast mountains.
White Gen X and millennial evangelicals are losing faith in the conservative culture wars
The Conversation: The majority of white evangelicals are aging, and a portion of younger evangelicals are engaging in both religion and politics differently.
Will the looming fertility bust destroy religion?*
Christian Century: As the global population ages, it’s unclear what will bind people to faith.
 
Hundreds of bodies found at former Saskatchewan residential school
National Catholic Reporter: The chief of the Cowessess First Nation announced the discovery of up to 751 unmarked graves at the site of a former Catholic residential school, the news coming almost a month after the discovery of 215 children’s bodies buried at another residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia.
The New York Times: Hundreds more unmarked graves found at former residential school in Canada*
Conversion therapy is discredited and increases risk of suicide -- yet fewer than half of US states have bans in place
The Conversation: At present, many LGBTQ youth live in states that have no ban in place protecting them from conversion therapy -- a practice that the scientific community has long since shunned.
Gallup finds a sharp political divide on American views of moral values
Baptist News Global: Nearly half of Americans believe the nation’s moral values are in poor condition, and a significantly higher percentage predict those standards are only going to get worse, a newly released Gallup poll has found.
For some evangelical Christians, climate action is a God-given mandate
Grist: Does the Bible say to ‘subdue’ the earth, or to care for creation?
Leonard Crow Dog, spiritual leader at Wounded Knee, dies at 78*
The New York Times: He served time in prison after the 1973 occupation on the Pine Ridge reservation and dedicated his life to preserving the traditions of the Sicangu Lakota.
 

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