Monday's News & Ideas - 11/5/2018

  • Shabbat in Pittsburgh
  • Principles for Christian voters
  • Becket's tunic returns to Canterbury
  • Church of Sweden's women priests
  • Supreme Court to hear cross case
  • Pittsburgh, otherness & anti-Semitism

A week after Pittsburgh shooting, hundreds #ShowUpForShabbat
Religion News Service: "I never thought I'd say this, but 'thoughts and prayers' feel great," said David Chudnow of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.
Religion News Service: In Pittsburgh, Muslims are eager to join Jews in fight against immigrant hate

5 things Christians must remember as they head to the polls
The Dallas Morning News: Pastor Todd Wagner offers five principles every believer should keep in mind as they cast their ballots.

Thomas Becket's bloody tunic returns to Canterbury 850 years after he died
The (London) Guardian: A bloodstained tunic belonging to Thomas Becket is to be returned to Britain from the Vatican to help mark the 850th anniversary of the murder of the former archbishop of Canterbury and the 800th anniversary of the creation of his shrine.

The women priests of the Church of Sweden
The New York Times: Juliette Robert set out to photograph women priests and bishops, who signified a powerful contrast to the conservative Catholicism Ms. Robert had known.

Supreme Court to hear case asking whether a cross-shaped monument violates the Constitution
The Deseret News: A controversial cross will get its day in the Supreme Court.

The Spark

They don't kill us because of how we pray
After Pittsburgh, on Facebook and in the media, Emily Geminder has repeatedly seen the words: "No one should be killed because of how they pray." True, she writes at Literary Hub. "But they don't kill us because of how we pray."

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