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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Israelis flee besieged Gaza border towns

As Israelis flee besieged Gaza border towns, protesters pivot to relief work*
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
With a few improvements, religious liberty still perilous in Iraq, U.S. agency says
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.
Clergy burnout is a growing concern in polarized churches. A summit offers coping strategies
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.
Black gospel music preservation program: Securing the legacy of Black gospel music
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.
How ‘nones’ − the religiously unaffiliated − are finding meaning, purpose and spirituality in psychedelic churches
The Conversation: While abandoning mainstream religious affiliation, many “nones” turn to alternative expressions, including secular, atheist and psychedelic churches.

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