Thursday's News & Ideas - 10/4/2018

  • NCC on Kavanaugh nomination
  • Removing pastor's photo
  • Overcoming patriarchy
  • Amish & #MeToo
  • Life after preaching
  • Abuse victims, then & now

National Council of Churches calls for Kavanaugh's nomination to be withdrawn
The Hill: The nation's largest coalition of Christian churches on Wednesday called for the withdrawal of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court.

Minister's daughters ask: Why is photo of our father, a pedophile, on a church wall?
The Charlotte Observer: Didn't Matthews United Methodist Church know that Lane Hurley, their father and the church's former pastor, was in prison because of child sex abuse crimes committed three years after he left the Matthews church?

To overcome patriarchy, men first have to see it in themselves
Religion News Service: Men, we have seen the problem, and it is us, says Simran Jeet Singh.

Amish not immune to #MeToo, victims say
Religion News Service: Lack of education and a culture of submission create an environment ripe for abuse, says the founder of the nonprofit Amish Heritage Foundation.

Life after preaching: What happens to your calling when you can't do it anymore?
Christian Today: What are the options when opportunities to preach are few and far between? How can we stay true to our call when life gets in the way?

The Spark

Who I was when it happened and who I am now
"People have a lot more compassion for children than they do for grown women." This is what Rachel Wisniewski had in mind when she began photographing people victimized by sexual misconduct. At Vox, 11 women on the trauma from their youth that they'll always hold on to.

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