Tuesday's News & Ideas
- In the city, but not the church
- Social media & religion
- Ala. synagogue reaches out
- Conservatives question Pope
- School holidays & Islam
- Little House's lovely writing
Young adults in the city but not in the churchMennonite World Review: Pittsburgh's young Mennonites discuss church attendance.
How social and digital media are changing #religionDeseret News: More believers are using social media in their religious practice.
An Alabama synagogue, once struggling for congregants, stretches out its handThe New York Times: A few years ago, Temple Emanu-El was just another congregation on the critical list.
Conservative Catholics question Pope Francis's approachWashington Post: Rattled by Pope Francis, many conservative Catholics are doing what only recently seemed unthinkable: They are openly questioning the pope.
Muslims say they deserve school time off for holidays, tooReligion News Service: Muslim Americans try to get school officials to recognize Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr as official holidays.
The Little House books: reading and rereadingRereading the "Little House Books" recently for a review in Commonweal, Mollie Wilson O'Reilly was impressed again with how talented a writer Laura Ingalls Wilder was. "'Overhead the wind went wailing lonely in the cold dark' is as lovely a sentence as I hope to read in any book this year."
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