Friday's News & Ideas - 3/29/2019

  • Vatican mandates abuse reporting
  • Graphic on world's religions
  • Dementia & remembrance
  • US Christians & European politics
  • Athletes study activism
  • Drone photo contest winners

Francis mandates Vatican officials, diplomats to report suspicions of child abuse
National Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis has approved the first overarching child protection policy for Vatican city-state, mandating that all personnel report any suspicion of abuse of a minor or vulnerable person.

This is the best (and simplest) world map of religions
Big Think: Both panoramic and detailed, this infographic manages to show both the size and distribution of world religions.

My mother was my first theology teacher. Now it's my turn to hold the memory of faith for her.
The Christian Century: Since her last stroke, dementia frequently overwhelms Craig Barnes's mother. "What does it mean to 'do this in remembrance of me' when someone has run out of remembrances?" he asks.

US fundamentalists spent £38m on European politics
The (London) Guardian: US rightwing Christian groups have dramatically ramped up campaigning in the past 10 years, says OpenDemocracy.

How dozens of pro athletes came to study activism on a college campus
The Chronicle of Higher Education: When Morehouse asked David Wall Rice if he'd be willing to develop curriculum for a workshop co-sponsored by the NFL, he hesitated. But then he thought about what he could teach, and to whom.

The Spark

These award-winning drone photos contrast nature and humanity
The winners of the annual drone photography contest hosted by drone maker DJI show the alluring beauty of nature and the ways humanity inhabits it, Quartz reports.

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