Friday's News & Ideas - 10/9/2020

  • Gordon College lowers tuition
  • Religious groups sue Cuomo
  • Big business’ anti-racism is cheap
  • Robinson’s new novel
  • America’s unequal recovery
  • Reading too much political news?

Gordon College cuts tuition to make Christian education more accessible
Religion News Service: The announcement follows an anonymous $75.5 million donation to the college last year, the largest donation ever made to an evangelical college.

Orthodox groups, Catholic diocese sue Cuomo over new religious restrictions in virus hotspots
Gothamist: A group of Jewish organizations and the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn are separately suing Governor Andrew Cuomo to stop the state from enforcing attendance limits on house of worship in parts of New York that have been designated for new restrictions due to rising coronavirus cases.
The New York Times: Do Cuomo’s new Covid rules discriminate against religion?*

What big business said in all those anti-racism statements: Not much, says our analysis
Colorlines: Almost all recycled “diversity” language and many mentioned George Floyd. Few talked about the Movement for Black Lives, and none mentioned their company’s own equity problems.

Marilynne Robinson’s new Gilead novel makes Jack Boughton make sense*
Christian Century: Everything in “Jack” is a marvel.

Two Cleveland houses tell a story of America’s unequal recovery
Bloomberg: An eviction notice on one street and rising home prices on another reflect how the pandemic is reinforcing racial inequality.

The Spark

Reading too much political news is bad for your well-being
Obsessing over politics could hurt* your happiness and your relationships, The Atlantic says.

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