Tuesday's News & Ideas - 5/7/2019

  • Jean Vanier dies
  • Reflecting on RHE
  • RHE’s inclusive Christianity
  • Ousted priest for LGBTQ rights
  • Politics & persecution
  • Hilma af Klint show lessons

Jean Vanier: Founder of L'Arche dies aged 90
BBC: Vanier said that by living in intentional community with people -- with and without learning disabilities -- we open ourselves up to be challenged and to grow.
Crux: With death of Jean Vanier, Catholicism loses a living saint

Remembering a woman of valor: 4 gifts Rachel Held Evans gave us
Religion News Service: When the heartbreaking news came this weekend that Rachel Held Evans had passed away, it became clear just how many people she had touched.
Christianity Today: Reflecting on Rachel: Why she mattered

The radically inclusive Christianity of Rachel Held Evans
The New Yorker: Rachel Held Evans, or R.H.E., as she was known, was one of the most formidable figures in contemporary Christianity.

The rebel priest: ‘Gay people in the church are not going to go away’
The (London) Guardian: The Rev Andrew Foreshew-Cain says his same-sex marriage cost him his ministry. Now he is launching a campaign for the rights of LGBTQ Christians.

The silence on Christian persecution is because of trade, not political correctness
The (London) Guardian: The British foreign secretary’s mission to speak on Christian persecution is noble but hollow – after all, his government does business with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and China.

The Spark

What can the museum world learn from Hilma af Klint?
The Hilma af Klint Guggenheim show broke attendance records, reports Slate. Will museums uncover more revelations like her -- or fall back on “old masters”?

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