Monday's News & Ideas - 4/1/2019

  • Billy Graham archives to move
  • Pompeo's belief & policy
  • Catholics, evangelicals divided
  • Gospel choirs for reconciliation
  • Jewish after-school program
  • An internet digital detox guide

Billy Graham archives to move from Wheaton College to his North Carolina library
Religion News Service: The archives of the late evangelist Billy Graham will be moved from their location in Illinois to the library named after him in North Carolina.

The rapture and the real world: Mike Pompeo blends beliefs and policy
The New York Times: No secretary of state in recent decades has been as open and fervent as Mr. Pompeo about discussing Christianity and foreign policy in the same breath.

The Trump era has exposed divisions among Catholics and evangelicals
The Economist: The Trump era (and the papacy of Francis) has laid bare deep ideological divisions, but that still leaves intact the relationship that has developed between moderate religious conservatives.

Gospel choirs try to build racial harmony through song
Religion News Service: The Community Gospel Choir of St. Louis is dedicated to bridging the black and white communities in a metropolitan area rarely associated with racial harmony.

Shaping a different kind of Jewish community on Long Island
Newsday: A trailblazing after-school program brings together kids from Judaism's three movements -- Reform, Conservative and Orthodox -- to teach them about their faith.

The Spark

Twitter won't miss you: A digital detox reading list (and roadmap)
Get off social media for a while, Sara Benincasa writes at Longreads. That's the prescription issued by an increasingly vocal crowd of psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists, writers, philosophers, performers, and general opinion-havers.

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