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Thursday, December 22, 2022

The Americanization of religion

Mass shooting fears in houses of worship: How religious leaders are trying to keep worshippers safeUSA Today *Sunday school looks different since pandemic’s start: From monthly to missingReligion News ServiceWith a historic number of churches leaving, why 2022 was so dramatic for United MethodistsUSA Today *Did George Santos also mislead voters about his Jewish descent?The New York Times *Maine bishop asks Catholics to reevaluate voting choices after midtermsCruxA pastor tired of a crime magnet, so he bought itThe Wall Street Journal *Reconstructionist Judaism moves to back reparations for African AmericansJewish Telegraphic AgencyTwenty-year church abuse probe ends with monsignor’s quiet pleaThe Associated Press

Analysis and commentary

God’s power or human violence: The meaning of the virgin birthReligion News ServiceThe Americanization of religionThe New York Times *A tale of two books, one podcast, and the contest over Christian nationalismChristianity Today *Who’s who in Israel’s new far-right government, and why it mattersJewish Telegraphic AgencyPope’s big reveal on resignation letter revives an old quandaryCruxEducation Secretary Cardona: ‘If it weren’t for my faith, I wouldn’t be here’

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