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November 20, 2012

Tuesday's News & Ideas

Next archbishop of Canterbury urges church to approve women bishops
The (London) Guardian: Speaking during debate before crucial General Synod vote, Justin Welby says it's "time to finish the job" on female ordination.

My Take: The danger of calling behavior 'biblical'
CNN Belief blog: Rachel Held Evans hates seeing sacred text flattened out, edited down and used as a prop to support a select few political positions and platforms.

'Color of Christ': A story of race and religion in America
NPR: What did Jesus look like? The many different depictions of Christ tell a story about race and religion in America.

To have and to hold
Economist: The global trend toward giving homosexuals full marriage rights seems to have gained unstoppable momentum.

Why do so many teachers quit their jobs? Because they hate their bosses
The Atlantic: We thought they were fleeing poor training or poor salaries, but it looks like principals are the problem.

The Spark

The gift of giving
Is a panhandler deserving of charity or is the person a threat to public safety? In the Jewish Daily Forward, Ziysah von Bieberstein asks, what's the best way to respond to panhandlers?

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