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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Confronting racism in hospice care

From luxury stays to ‘champing’ in the sanctuary, churches adopt pandemic-era Airbnb models
Religion News Service: Instead of worshippers, some churches have been filled with local tourists, professional chefs or burnt-out frontline workers.
SBC executive committee balks at directive to open up to abuse investigation
Christianity Today: Leaders are still debating whether to hand over privileged materials as survivors and the majority of their own denomination have requested.
An ancient tablet, stolen then acquired by Hobby Lobby, will be returned to Iraq
NPR: A 3,500-year-old clay tablet that was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago is headed back to Iraq.
A futurist’s guide to preparing your company for constant change*
Harvard Business Review: As we look back, 2020 and much of 2021 were a wake-up call for how much and how quickly change can happen.
Guess how many people worked from home last year*
The Atlantic: A misconception about the prevalence of remote work explains a lot about confirmation bias in America.
Rebuilding of France’s Notre Dame Cathedral to begin after 2019 fire
Associated Press: The centuries-old structure is finally stable and secure enough for artisans to start rebuilding it, the government agency overseeing the reconstruction said.
Schools are losing teachers at an unprecedented rate*
Quartz: During the pandemic, teachers became less certain that they would work in the classroom until retirement.
The problem with angels: Confronting racism in hospice care
Bearings Online: After almost a decade of being a hospice chaplain, Zeena Regis is still uncomfortable being called an angel.
Pope Francis: Rigidity in the church ‘is a sin against the patience of God’*
America: Pope Francis addressed roughly 1,000 representatives from the Diocese of Rome to speak about the upcoming church-wide synod.
‘We don’t want people to be in a panic,’ says chief of Taliban morality police
The Guardian: In his first interview with western media, Kandahar’s enforcer promises things will be different from the brutal 1990s.

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