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Thursday, November 16, 2023

The law that changed religious freedom forever

The law that changed religious freedom forever
Deseret News: 30 years ago, Democrats, Republicans and a wide variety of religious groups banded together to boost religious freedom protections.
Church of England backs plans for trial blessings of same-sex weddings
The Guardian: The General Synod’s narrow vote means services to celebrate gay marriages could be held within weeks.
Early application data are rosy, if complex*
Inside Higher Ed: Applications this fall rose 41 percent over pre-pandemic levels, buoyed by a big upswing in minority applicants, according to preliminary data from the Common App.
Spirituality and women’s liberation went hand-in-hand for bell hooks
Sojourners: Above all, hooks viewed herself as a Buddhist-Christian, a hybrid religious identity that few obituaries in the mainstream press mentioned.
US Orthodox symposium on women deacons proposes a way forward
Religion News Service: A consortium of Orthodox Christian scholars, clergy and lay supporters meeting this week outside Boston proposed guidelines for the church to revive the ancient practice of allowing women to be deacons.
In bipartisan March for Israel, crowd rejects cease-fire, demands release of hostages
Religion News Service: The march was intended as a response to numerous demonstrations across the country and the world — some led by Jews — calling for an end to Israel’s retaliatory strikes in Gaza.
Mike Johnson says Americans ‘misunderstand’ separation of church and state
HuffPost: “When the founders set this system up, they wanted a vibrant expression of faith in the public square,” the newly-minted House speaker said.
A historic Black church’s new gospel in Oakland: Fight the high housing costs*
The Los Angeles Times: These days, as many Black residents have left amid the high cost of housing, the services are largely empty, save for a couple dozen faithful who return week after week, some of them from far away suburbs.
Pastor John Hagee says an Israel-Palestinian peace deal will be the work of the anti-Christ*
Mother Jones: As tens of thousands of Americans were heading toward the National Mall in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to attend a rally professing support of Israel, a controversy erupted over the appearance of a particular speaker: John Hagee.
Archbishop of Canterbury makes ‘moral cry’ for Israel-Hamas ceasefire
The Guardian: Justin Welby’s call came as British Palestinians with relatives in Gaza demanded a meeting with the prime minister.

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