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October 14, 2013

Monday's News & Ideas

Here comes everybody -- again
America: The percentage of multicultural parishes in the U.S is on the increase.

A journey of faith in five tattoos
CNN Belief blog: Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber says her tattoos tell the story of how she became who she is today: An unlikely lady preacher who loves Jesus a lot, but also swears a little.

North America's oldest continuing Protestant church welcomes its first Latino pastor
NBC Latino: Fort Washington Collegiate Church will have a new pastor, the first Latino in Collegiate's more than 300-year history.

'God Loves Uganda': How religion fueled an anti-gay movement
NPR: Documentary traces Ugandan anti-gay bill to American evangelical missions.

Why are Muslims finding it harder to complete the haj?
The Economist, Erasmus blog: This year many who had hoped to make the pilgrimage have been disappointed. Why?

The Spark

The truth about happiness
How can happiness be influenced by things we don't have, were never going to have, and wouldn't have missed, if the thought hadn't occurred? It's the fundamental question of wellbeing, Oliver Burkeman writes at The (London) Guardian: happiness equals reality minus expectations .

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