Monday's News & Ideas
- Sikh temple shooting
- Iraqi Christianity
- Olympic street pastor
- Religion and Facebook?
- The science of sleep
Sikh temple shooting suspect identified as Wade Michael PageAssociated Press: The motivation still is not clear in the Sunday shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that claimed seven lives.Huffington Post: Sikhism: 5 Things To Know About The Sikh Religion
Ruins serve as a memento of Iraqi Christians’ glorious pastAssociated Press: The discovery in 2007 of the oldest signs of Christianity in Iraq and the site's subsequent neglect are symbolic of a Christianity that has long enriched this country, and is now in decline as hundreds of thousands have fled the violence that followed the U.S.-led invasion.
Katrina evacuee is street pastor at OlympicsBaptist Press: A relationship with Christ kept Bernard McGraw from committing suicide in the darkest hours of Hurricane Katrina. It's one that guided him to open a restaurant in San Antonio, and one that's now brought him to London as a street pastor for the Summer Olympics.
Survey: Small minority of Americans use Facebook, Twitter for religious reasonsCNN Belief blog: Six percent of Americans say they are part of a spiritual group on Facebook, and 5 percent report that they follow a spiritual leader on Twitter, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. The numbers come as nearly half of Americans report using Facebook at least a few times a week.
Decoding the science of sleepSleep wasn't something we were supposed to worry about in the early years of the 21st century. Technology was making the world smaller by the day; the global economy blurred the lines between one day and the next, and things like time and place were supposed to be growing ever less important in the always-on workplace. So why is sleep, which seems so simple, becoming so problematic?
Want to get News & Ideas in your inbox every weekday? Subscribe to our News & Ideas newsletter.