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Monday, March 15, 2021

Faith leaders’ year of pandemic: grief, solace, resilience

Faith leaders’ year of pandemic: grief, solace, resilience
Associated Press: The pandemic, said one assistant pastor, “has called us to rethink and re-imagine what our philosophy of ministering really is in the age of COVID.”

Vatican says Catholic Church can’t bless same-sex unions
NBC News: The formal response to a question on the topic said that the church should “welcome with respect and sensitivity persons with homosexual inclinations.”

‘Think of vaccines as part of God’s plan’: Clergy members urge the hesitant to get shots.*
The New York Times: Thousands of clergy members from a cross-section of faiths -- imams, rabbis, priests, swamis -- are trying to coax hesitant Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Pastors are leaving their congregations after losing their churchgoers to QAnon
Business Insider: Pastors are trying to fight conspiracy theories and misinformation that have gripped churches.

From Massachusetts to Missouri, faith-based schools seek to shield governance under religious exemptions
Baptist News Global: The highest court in Massachusetts ruled this month that a social work professor at a nondenominational Christian college is not a “minister,” meaning she may proceed with a discrimination suit against the college.

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