Friday's News & Ideas - 10/5/2018

  • Rev. Barber's 'Genius Grant'
  • Hurricane Florence, churches & FEMA
  • How pastors can leave well
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin Q&A
  • Belief is back
  • Chicago rail yards, 1940s

NC's Rev. William Barber wins a MacArthur 'Genius Grant' and its $625K prize
The (Raleigh, N.C.) News & Observer: William J. Barber II, North Carolina pastor and longtime political activist, is now a MacArthur Fellow. And he marked the occasion Thursday by getting arrested at a protest.

Churches in Hurricane Florence's path look to FEMA for a helping hand
Religion News Service: How is Hurricane Florence different from past storms along the Eastern Seaboard? For some houses of worship, it may have brought the potential of government help.

How pastors can leave well
Christianity Today: Five ways to facilitate a healthy "goodbye" when leaving your church.

Leadership in the storm: How four U.S. presidents handled turmoil
Knowledge @ Wharton: Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her latest book, "Leadership in Turbulent Times."

Belief is back: why the world is putting its faith in religion
The (London) Guardian: Fifty years ago, religion was on the retreat as science advanced. Now it is center stage of global politics. Neil MacGregor asks, what does it offer the modern world?

The Spark

Jack Delano's color photos of Chicago's rail yards in the 1940s
In 1942 and '43, photographer Jack Delano spent time in the Chicago rail yards, documenting the busy freight hub and the workers who kept the trains running 24 hours a day. At The Atlantic, a handful of Kodachrome images from Chicago as it was some 75 years ago.

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