Thursday's News & Ideas - 12/6/2018

  • George H.W. Bush funeral
  • Returning to Pittsburgh synagogue
  • Why she left the church
  • Compromise on religion & contraceptives?
  • Indiana's religious left
  • 2019 color: Living coral

George H.W. Bush's 'quiet faith' remembered at cathedral funeral
Religion News Service: The elder Bush's eldest child, former President George W. Bush, gave an emotional tribute to his father, noting his dedication to faith and family.
America: George H.W. Bush and the extinction of the Country Club Republican

On the first night of Hanukkah, I returned to my Pittsburgh synagogue
The Atlantic: Beth Kissileff hadn't been back to the synagogue where her husband is a rabbi since the shooting in October.

Why I left the church, and what I'm hearing about it
National Catholic Reporter: Melinda Henneberger explains why she couldn't continue to help prop up an institution that she has loved her whole life.

It's time for a grand compromise on religious freedom and contraceptives
America: Why should religious freedom advocates compromise when they are winning? The truth is that their victory is on shaking ground.

Indiana's religious left flexes its political muscle
NPR: The religious right in Indiana has long been a powerful political force. But now a progressive interfaith movement, called Faith in Indiana, is trying to challenge that foothold.

The Spark

Living coral is Pantone's color of the year for 2019
Dezeen reports that color expert Pantone has chosen a peachy orange shade named Living Coral, or Pantone 16-1546, as its 2019 color of the year. The company describes the color as an "animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge."

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