Monday's News & Ideas - 4/8/2019

  • Pastoring in political division
  • West Bank next annex?
  • LDS growth slows
  • Nonprofit takeaways
  • Church abuse arbitration
  • Go ahead, take a nap

Pastoring a purple church: 'I absolutely bite my tongue sometimes'
NPR: At a time when Americans are moving apart in their political and religious views, these worshippers avoid some subjects for the sake of maintaining congregational harmony.

Netanyahu vows to annex Jewish settlements in occupied West Bank
The (London) Guardian: The Israeli prime minister's pledge is seen as a rallying call in a tight election race.

Mormon growth continues to slow, church report shows
Religion News Service: Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to grow and stay in positive territory. However, that growth is noticeably slower than it used to be.

What nonprofit leaders wish more people knew
Stanford Social Innovation Review: Four takeaways from a recent nonprofit survey, and how the broader social sector should respond.

What do the Church's victims deserve?
The New Yorker: The Catholic Church is turning to outside arbiters to reckon with its history of sexual abuse. But skeptics argue that its legacy of evasion continues.

The Spark

Napping is good for you, experts say -- if you do it the right way
Quartz asked five experts if we should nap during the day. Four out of five experts said yes.

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