Thursday's News & Ideas
- Francis a rock star
- Church in foreclosure
- Poirot's audio Bible
- Clergy union
- Religion in the military
- Muslims & Jews @ Auschwitz
Francis is a rock starBusted Halo: Well, it's official. Pope Francis is a hit, Michael O'Loughlin says.
Church in foreclosure? Make a planAssociated Baptist Press: Pastors whose churches have faced foreclosure say it's vital that they act and remember the church is not the building.
David Suchet records entire Bible between Poirot performancesThe (London) Guardian: Actor reads all 752,702 words of holy book for a 78-hour audio version.
All out, brothersThe Economist: When people believe they are ultimately working for God, do they have a right (like any other sort of worker) to organize themselves and demand fairer treatment from their earthly bosses?
Conservatives say religious freedom is 'under attack' in militaryReligion News Service: GOP lawmakers and conservative activists are rallying behind a measure to provide greater protection for religious "actions and speech" in the armed forces.
"What happened at Auschwitz?"In May, for the second time in three years, Marshall Breger traveled with a dozen imams and other Muslim religious leaders to the concentration camps at Dachau and Auschwitz. Writing in Moment magazine, Breger says he learned many things on the trip -- about himself, his Muslim colleagues, Islam and human nature.
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