Wednesday's News & Ideas - 7/3/2019

  • Democrat faith outreach
  • UCC endorses Green New Deal
  • Marquette focuses on trauma
  • Dalai Lama apologizes
  • Faith podcasts
  • Megan Rapinoe, patriot

Democratic candidates are hiring faith outreach directors -- but outreach for whom?
Religion News Service: There are three religious groups these new hires might be primarily aimed at engaging: white evangelicals, mainline Protestants and the religious left.
America: Democrats continue to debate role of faith in 2020 campaign

UCC General Synod endorses Green New Deal
Religion News Service: It may be the first Christian body to endorse the environmental protection legislation.

Marquette University seeks to ‘help people heal’ from trauma
Crux: What began as a campus wide focus on health inequities and disparities has turned out not only to have ramifications for the surrounding city of Milwaukee, but also the entire Catholic Church.

Dalai Lama apologizes for saying a female successor should be ‘attractive’
HuffPost: The Tibetan Buddhist monk admitted “off the cuff remarks, which might be amusing in one cultural context, lose their humor in translation.”

Faith podcasts providing downloadable fellowship and formation
Baptist News Global: Everyone is listening to podcasts these days and on just about every subject imaginable, including religion.

The Spark

Megan Rapinoe is a patriot
The U.S. women’s national soccer team didn’t just win a match against England, The Atlantic writes -- it’s making the case for a different kind of patriotism.

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