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Thursday, October 28, 2021

My church doesn’t know what to do anymore

Meeting between Francis and Biden will highlight their rift with American bishops*
The New York Times: The pope and president, who meet at the Vatican on Friday, are the common targets of conservative American bishops seeking to undercut them.
NPR:
Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis will be both official and deeply personal
In U.S., far more support than oppose separation of church and state
Pew Research Center: There are also pockets of support for increased church-state integration, more Christianity in public life.
The Christian nationalism behind the new “God’s Not Dead” film
Religion & Politics: With its sights on the nation’s capital and its spotlight on hot-topic political issues that galvanize White evangelical Protestants,
God’s Not Dead: We the People repeats a formula that has worked well for this series, now in its fourth installation.
The toxic effects of branding your workplace a “family”*
Harvard Business Review: While some aspects of a “family” culture, like respect, empathy, caring, a sense of belonging can add value, ultimately trying to sell your organization’s culture as family-like can be more harmful than psychologically satisfying.
From spellcasting to podcasting: Inside the life of a teenage witch*
The Washington Post: Young Americans in particular are revamping mystical language and ancient rituals for their gender-fluid, write-my-own-rules, insta-worthy world.
The (Christian Right) revolution starts small and local
Religion Dispatches: Far from being deflated by the defeat of Donald Trump in 2020, the Christian Right is seeking to ignite a grassroots political revolution beginning with local offices. It’s been widely reported that the massive apparatus of the Christian Right is targeting school boards and other local races in 2021.
A woman pope? Meet the feminists trying to save the Catholic Church
CNN: Maria 2.0 is a Catholic women’s movement calling for equality and a radical overhaul of the church.
My church doesn’t know what to do anymore*
The Atlantic: In some ways, leading a church is harder now, in 2021, than it was in 2020, during the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.
A moving ‘reunion’ for descendants of Holocaust survivors
Associated Press: Anna Salton Eisen found old pictures of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life.
Long arm of Russian law reaches obscure Siberian church*
The New York Times: The arrest of the leader of a small religious group reveals that Russian repression reaches even to the depths of the Siberian forest.

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