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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Korean American Methodists struggle to split from UMC

Vatican summit tackles women’s ordination with a nod from Pope Francis
Religion News Service: The synod on synodality gets the ball rolling on the question of female clergy, but the final decision will be up to Pope Francis.
Korean American Methodists struggle to split from UMC*
Christianity Today: Some conservative churches that voted to disaffiliate say the denomination has responded by forcing out their pastors and charging them millions to keep their property.
Oklahoma attorney general sues to stop U.S.’s first public religious school
Associated Press: Oklahoma’s Republican Attorney General Gentner Drummond on Friday sued to stop a state board from establishing and funding what would be the nation’s first religious public charter school after the board ignored Drummond’s warning that it would violate both the state and U.S. constitutions.
Palestinian Americans on the Israel-Hamas war: ‘We're not even allowed to grieve’
NPR: The dozen Palestinian Americans NPR talked to from around the U.S. say they are mourning Gaza, while feeling completely abandoned by their country. On top of that, they fear rising anti-Palestinian sentiment and Islamophobia.
How Christian nationalism spread in the U.S. military
Religion Unplugged: Congress allowed the draft to expire in 1973. Since then, the U.S. has been an all-volunteer military force and over time has represented certain demographics with a propensity for Christian nationalism.

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