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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Global Methodist Church recommends schools

These are the schools the Global Methodist Church recommends for hopeful clergy
Religion News Service: The fledgling Methodist denomination, which broke away from the United Methodist Church last year amid ongoing debate over the role of LGBTQ Christians, has announced a list of recommended educational institutions for candidates seeking ordination as a deacon or elder.
Centuries of stargazing leave Jesuit names written in the heavens*
The New York Times: The latest list of approved labels for asteroids includes nods to three more scholars of the order, as well as a pope, challenging the idea that science and religion make awkward partners.
Photos: Holy month of Ramadan begins for Muslims around the world
Al Jazeera: For the next 30 days, Muslims observing Ramadan will refrain from eating or drinking anything from sunrise to sunset.
“We will fight you for it”: Can womenpriests save the Catholic Church?
Religion & Politics: In return for daring to perform the Mass, Meyer and 250 others across the world who call themselves Roman Catholic womenpriests have been automatically excommunicated by Vatican decree.
“It crucifies you every time”: The new tactic the church uses to block claims by abuse survivors
The Guardian: Strategy used to deny compensation is a ‘stark example’ of Catholic clergy prioritizing the advice of lawyers over moral leadership.
Rev. Frank Griswold III, Episcopal trailblazer on gay clergy, dies at 85*
The Washington Post: Just before dusk on Nov. 2, 2003, Bishop Frank Griswold III looked out at more than 3,000 congregants, clergy and protesters at the University of New Hampshire’s ice hockey arena. He was moments away from consecrating the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church.
Judge dismisses lawsuit by 36 United Methodist churches
Religion News Service: The North Carolina churches sued in state courts to leave a denomination they view as having strayed from its theological moorings on LGBTQ issues.
Karen Swallow Prior to leave Southeastern Seminary
Baptist News Global: One of the highest-profile faculty members at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary announced via Twitter March 20 she will resign at the end of the current semester and has no other job lined up.
Concern over violence as Palestinians prepare for Ramadan in Jerusalem
The Guardian: Bloodshed and hardline Israeli politics raise tensions on the eve of the holy month.
Hillsong says it is moving forward* Christianity Today: New revelations will require increased accountability, but pastor wants to look to the future.
Pastor Johnny Hunt sues the SBC and Guidepost
Baptist News Global: Hunt is a former SBC president and denominational executive who was named in last year’s bombshell independent investigation of mishandled sexual abuse cases by the SBC Executive Committee.
Princeton seminary students and alums demand ouster of chair over ties to prison profits* About 340 alumni and students of Princeton Theological Seminary are demanding the removal of its board chairman, whose private equity firm owns a company they say overcharges prisoners trying to stay in touch with their families.
Notre Dame’s new spire is underway, with hopes of late 2024 reopening*
The Washington Post: Almost four years after a fire gutted the more than 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the monument is slowly being pieced back together.
Russian Christians make theological case for peace*
Christianity Today: Anonymous Christmas condemnation of invasion offers insight into an antiwar movement as it seeks reconciliation with Ukrainian believers — who want names.
Across the country, a push to observe Muslim holidays in school calendars
Religion News Service: Efforts to designate Eid as a school holiday are driven by students, and not just in schools with large Muslim populations.

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