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Thursday, April 6, 2023

Rare overlap of Easter, Passover and Ramadan

Maryland AG report into Archdiocese of Baltimore alleges 156 Catholic clergy members and others abused more than 600 children
CNN: The Maryland Attorney General’s Office said more than 300 people contacted the office after it opened a hotline for people to report information about clergy abuse, and investigators interviewed hundreds of victims and witnesses.
Christians are holding Passover Seders. This bishop is telling them to stop
The Forward: Bishop Deon Johnson called the growing trend “deeply problematic” and linked to an article by Amy-Jill Levine, a Judaic scholar at Vanderbilt Divinity School, which lays out the case against Christian Seders.
Religion News Service: Amid Israel protests, ‘Passover table is the new Thanksgiving table’
What Holy Thursday foot washing can teach us about inclusivity and love
National Catholic Reporter: The washing of the feet was never meant as a photo op or an Instagrammable moment (despite how iconic of an image it has now become), but instead a demonstration. This is what Jesus meant when he said to love one another. To humble yourself, to reach out and meet the other in what is messy.
Inside Holy Week: Rare overlap of Easter, Passover and Ramadan
TODAY: Only three times in a century will Easter fall at the same time as Passover and Ramadan and this year people traveled to the holy city of Jerusalem to celebrate and worship in a rare overlap of the three faiths.
The crucifixion gap: why it took hundreds of years for art to depict Jesus dying on the cross
The Conversation: While some want to credit Emperor Constantine for the use of the cross as becoming more widespread after the 4th century, it is not that simple. Part of the answer lies in the nature of crucifixion itself.

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