Religion News Service: For many, the relationship between birds and Christianity does not stray farther than seeing a dove carrying an olive branch on a banner at church. However, for Christian birdwatchers, this link is alive.
Associated Press: An attorney for one of the white men standing trial in the death of Ahmaud Arbery told the judge Thursday he doesn’t want “any more Black pastors” in the courtroom after the Rev. Al Sharpton sat with the slain man’s family.
The Guardian: Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, was widely condemned after calling for the establishment of “one religion” in the US.
The New York Times: A nondiscrimination provision in the $1.85 trillion social policy bill could disqualify some religious organizations, spurring a fight over who can benefit from President Biden’s landmark bill.
Religion & Politics: In late September, the Orthodox Union (OU) — the world’s largest organization certifying kosher foods — announced that Impossible Foods’s new vegan “pork” product would not be labeled as kosher.
The New York Times: A clash over culture and politics comes to World, a groundbreaking journalistic institution that covers evangelical Christians.
The Cut: Amelia Fulbright has been taking a stand for years. More and more clergy are joining her.
Religion News Service: Streaming platforms have allowed LGBTQ Christian artists like Semler to stake a claim in Christian music.
Sojourners: But in late September, fully vaccinated and booster-ed, Cathleen Falsani decided to toe the travel waters and take a low-risk, solo road trip to a destination that might seem counterintuitive: a monastery.
Christian Century: Lessons from Maximus the Confessor and a dog.
Christianity Today: Judy Dabler built a career helping reconcile conflict within ministries including RZIM and Mars Hill. But a new investigation says she abused her authority to protect those with power.
Religion News Service: While megachurches often make headlines, most of the congregations in the United States are relatively small.
Associated Press: William Sterling Cary, a pioneering minister and civil rights activist who was the first Black person in prominent church leadership roles including president of the National Council of Churches, has died, according to family members. He was 94.
The Washington Post: The growing sense among evangelical Christians was that the end of Roe v. Wade was no longer a dim possibility but a near certainty.
Pew Research Center: Government restrictions on religion take many forms around the world. Particularly restrictive governments often limit religious expression by banning certain groups.
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