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Monday, July 31, 2023

The misunderstood reason millions of Americans stopped going to church

As churches shrink and pastors retire, creative workarounds are redefining ministry
Religion News Service: As older clergy get set to retire, there are few younger seminarians to replace them — and few churches that can afford to pay them.
The misunderstood reason millions of Americans stopped going to church*
The Atlantic: The defining problem driving people out is just how American life works in the 21st century.
How Sinead O’Connor found peace in Islam after a lifelong struggle with religion
NPR: Scott Detrow speaks with Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, chief imam at the Islamic Centre of Ireland. He was a friend and spiritual advisor to Sinead O’Connor who died last week.
Recovering persuasion in an age of argument
Deseret News: Listening may seem at odds with persuasion, but it’s a necessary first step.
Denmark considers banning burning of holy texts including Quran at protests
The Guardian: The government says such demonstrations play into hands of extremists and can have “significant negative consequences for Denmark.”

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