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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Ukrainians celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25 this year

The gay pastor, the conservative megachurch and the fight ripping apart a suburb
HuffPost: Two churches on opposite sides of the political spectrum have become focal points in a community’s war over gender, sexuality and the well-being of children.
What does Watch Night mean for Black Americans today? It dates back to the Emancipation Proclamation
The Associated Press: The tradition of Watch Night services in the United States dates back to Dec. 31, 1862, when many Black Americans gathered in churches and other venues, waiting for President Abraham Lincoln to sign the Emancipation Proclamation into law, and thus free those still enslaved in the Confederacy.
Southern Baptists settle abuse lawsuit against legendary conservative leader Paul Pressler
Religion News Service: Texas Judge Paul Pressler, a conservative activist and one of the founding fathers of the so-called conservative resurgence, had been accused of abusing young men for years.
Breaking with tradition, Ukrainians celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25 this year
NPR: Churches across the country upheld the new date, despite originally following the guidance of the Russian Orthodox Church. It is another example of how Ukraine seeks to align itself with NATO allies and the West and away from Russian influence.
How to start the new year? Keep the sea goddess happy.*
The New York Times: Followers of Afro-Brazilian religions have been displaced by New Year’s revelers. But they still find ways to make their offerings to the ocean.

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