Friday's News & Ideas - 1/22/2021

  • Immigrants leaving sanctuary
  • What’s next for Trump supporters?
  • Mixed Catholic messages on Biden
  • Rev Barber’s sermon
  • New COVID guidance for colleges
  • Making your adventure

With new executive order, this immigrant is leaving church sanctuary after 3.5 years
Religion News Service: Dozens of others who took sanctuary in churches after former President Trump’s aggressive deportation policies are now checking with their lawyers to see if it might be safe for them to leave.

Trump’s gone. What’s next for his religious supporters?
Deseret News: On Inauguration Day, Trump supporters of faith reflected on what comes next -- for them and the nation.

Mixed messages on Biden reveal not just competing camps, but divided hearts
Crux: We have three groups, not just two, at odds within the Catholic power structure: The Vatican, the leadership of the USCCB, and an increasingly influential cluster of bishops who dissent from that leadership.

‘We must have a Third Reconstruction.’ Read the full text of the Rev. William J. Barber II’s sermon at the Inaugural Prayer Service
TIME: The Rev. William J. Barber II delivered the homily at the inaugural prayer service at Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, January 21.

Biden orders up more COVID guidance for colleges
Inside Higher Ed: President Biden orders creation of more detailed guidance for colleges, with evidence-based recommendations “on how and when to open.”

The Spark

I saw the world on cruise ships
High school didn’t serve up much adventure, so Devin Murphy signed up to do grunt work on expedition ships that sailed to Alaska, Iceland, Antarctica, and other far-flung places. Turned out to be a pretty great idea, Outside magazine says.

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