Monday's News & Ideas

  • Guns & religion
  • Religious tolerance book
  • Change for Church of Wales
  • Colleges' unsustainable path
  • Atheist inroads
  • Hyphenated name pile-up

Why gun control is a religious issueAmerica: Perhaps it is the kairos, as Jesus said: the right time, in this case for religious people to pray about these issues in a new light.CNN Belief blog: The Batman killings and the evil that we doNational Catholic Reporter: 'The Dark Knight Rises' and the franchise fades

Church, temple, mosqueThe New York Times: When it comes to freedom to worship, at least, Martha Nussbaum is an unabashed proponent of American exceptionalism.

Church in Wales modernisation plans unveiledBBC: Radical change is needed if the Church in Wales is to secure its future, according to a report.

One-third of colleges are on financially 'unsustainable' path, Bain study findsChronicle of Higher Education: Study of 1,700 public and private nonprofit colleges finds that one-third have been on an "unsustainable financial path" in recent years.

Atheists making political inroadsNewsday: The United States is witnessing a growing, empowered nonreligious demographic.

The Spark

When hyphen boy meets hyphen girl, names pile upThose born at the height of the name-hyphenating craze will be the first to tell you -- having two last names can be more trouble than it's worth, NPR reports. And now that the hyphenated generation is marrying and parenting, a whole host of new tricky situations has emerged.

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