The New York Times: Earlier in the week, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a ruling to stand for now that required the university to recognize the group.
Seattle Times: The Bremerton schools were ordered to “reinstate Coach Kennedy to a football coaching position,” according to court documents. But the now-famous coach is out on the conservative celebrity circuit, continuing to tell a story about “the prayer that got me fired” — even though Bremerton never actually fired him.
Religion News Service: Houses of worship on Martha's Vineyard have long worked together to meet the needs of their neighbors. So they were ready to spring into action when refugees arrived unexpectedly.
Politico: After failing to negatively define the pastor-senator in 2020, the GOP is leaning into a new financial attack line — despite its own nominee's liabilities.
New York Magazine: It’s probably about time to conclude once and for all that Christianity and nationalism are essentially incompatible because the latter always swallows the former.
Deseret News: A new study, which drew on insights from news consumers around the world, says the media should do more to boost religious understanding
Religion News Service: Just weeks before she was set to take office in April 2021, Bishop Paula Clark experienced a brain bleed while exercising and later underwent surgery.
Sojourners: At the WCC, participants had opportunities to form relationships and build solidarity across dividing lines of geography, nation, culture, theology, class, gender, and race.
The Atlantic: Communities of faith should be able to pass on their traditions, but must still meet basic state educational standards.
PBS: Even as many lauded Elizabeth for her 70-year reign, for some — including those from Britain’s former colonies — it was a fresh reminder of the country’s imperial past.
Religion News Service: The move comes days after the university halted student groups to avoid recognizing the YU Pride Alliance.
United Methodist News: In a time of church disaffiliations, some conferences have seen grassroots groups emerge to advocate for remaining in The United Methodist Church.
BBC: Women have been at the forefront of escalating protests in Iran sparked by the death in custody of a woman detained for breaking hijab laws.
Religion & Politics: What is spiritual but not religious if not a commitment to borrow religious practices while remaining an outsider to religious communities, a situation ripe for appropriation?
Vox: This is what “The Whale” gets exactly right: the ways that fundamentalist religion and other legalistic cultures teach adherents to hate those whose bodies don’t fit a prescribed mold — especially themselves.