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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

America’s future: Generation Z’s views on generational change

A Southern Baptist leader hid decades of abuse. Will his fall doom SBC abuse reforms?
Religion News Service: Revelations about the decadeslong abuse by a prominent SBC leader have led to fears that the denomination’s sex-abuse reforms are doomed to fail.
A political and cultural glimpse into America’s future: Generation Z’s views on generational change and the challenges and opportunities ahead
PRRI: In addition to being the most racially and ethnically diverse generation in our nation’s history, Gen Z adults also identify as LGBTQ at much higher rates than older Americans. And like millennials, Gen Zers are also less likely than older generations to affiliate with an established religion.
Biden dismissed Arab voters threatening not to vote for him. They say he shouldn’t.
HuffPost: Muslim and Arab voters say the president is underestimating the community’s long-standing frustration with the White House.
An Ohio church is suing a city over not being allowed to house homeless people
NPR: A church in Ohio, whose pastor was criminally charged for allowing unhoused people to sleep at the church, has filed a federal lawsuit on the grounds of religious discrimination.
What the humanities can offer in this technological moment*
The Christian Century: The growth of artificial intelligence is opening a conversation for which ethicists and theologians are uniquely qualified.
Most UMC disaffiliations in the South: New report outlines latest in ongoing split*
The Tennessean: Twenty United Methodist Church regional conferences saw at least 30% of their churches leave the denomination in the past five years. Chief among those regional authorities was the Northwest Texas Conference at 81% of churches disaffiliated.
Ohio city targets pastor who helped homeless stay warm in freezing weather. What's the crime?
The Columbus Dispatch: Being homeless is not a crime. Helping the homeless should not be a crime. The real crime is that we do not do nearly enough to help those in need.
An atheist chaplain and a death row inmate’s final hours*
The New York Times: Devin Moss spent a year ministering to convicted killer Phillip Hancock. Together, they wrestled with one question: How to face death without God.
Modi inaugurates Hindu temple on site of razed mosque in India
The Guardian: Narendra Modi hailed the controversial opening as a fulfilment of “dream that many have cherished for years.”
William Barber on recruiting low-wage voters, Biden’s record on poverty
Religion News Service: “If you leave this many people in poverty and low wealth, you open up the door for demagogues and people who will use people’s fears and hurts against them,” said the Rev. William Barber.

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