Wednesday's News & Ideas - 5/8/2019
- Jean Vanier’s legacy
- Progressive Catholics want church
- Funding Islamophobia
- LGBT Mary
- Alt-right academy
- History of umami
‘Intrinsically worthy’: Jean Vanier’s legacy to people with disabilities
Religion News Service: For Vanier, who never married and early in life considered the priesthood, living among people with disabilities was a religious calling.
Young progressive Catholics really do care about the church
National Catholic Reporter: Many young adult Catholics want to lead and serve in the church. The problem is, they're having a hard time finding a home in the church.
Report: Over 1,000 charity groups are helping fund fringe anti-Muslim projects
Religion News Service: Nearly 1,100 philanthropic organizations have funneled almost $125 million into dozens of anti-Muslim groups.
Council on American-Islamic Relations: Hijacked by hate: American philanthropy and the Islamophobia network
Woman held in Poland for adding LGBT symbol to revered icon
Crux: Police detained a human rights activist for putting up posters with the LGBT rainbow on the halos of Mary and baby Jesus.
The Catholic Church really doesn’t want Steve Bannon’s alt-right academy in Italy
New York Magazine: Steve Bannon has taken his cultural-anxiety show to Europe, where he hopes to establish a school for nationalists in a former monastery outside of Rome.
The man who discovered umami
For centuries, humanity lived with the concept of sweet, salty, bitter and sour -- but another flavor was hiding on the sidelines, writes the BBC.