Haaretz: Groups that spent the year fighting the Netanyahu government’s bid to weaken the judiciary are using their experience in organizing and logistics to help Israelis who escaped Hamas’ assault.
Religion News Service: American Jews listen to harrowing stories of death and disarray from Israel
Baptist News Global: A federal agency is urging the United States to be more assertive in pressuring Iraq to improve religious freedom conditions for Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities.
Associated Press: “Mental health needs are just overwhelming faith communities,” said Jamie Aten, a professor at Wheaton College and the co-founder of Spiritual First Aid. He is helping organize a free one-day, online “church mental health summit” today in which participants can access 60 pre-recorded expert talks.
Baptist News Global: Baylor University’s program is the world’s largest initiative to make available America’s vinyl records from the “golden age” of gospel music — roughly 1945 to 1975. The collection is accessible in person through a listening center at Baylor’s Moody Memorial Library and via the library’s online digital collection.
The Conversation: While abandoning mainstream religious affiliation, many “nones” turn to alternative expressions, including secular, atheist and psychedelic churches.