Friday's News & Ideas - 3/26/2021
- Refugee program struggling
- Second pandemic Passover
- Women of Nazi Germany
- German clergy criticize Vatican
- Can religion cause PTSD?
- Story from solitary confinement
U.S. refugee program ‘on life support,’ facing big challenges
NPR: Among the more daunting challenges President Biden faces in the coming year will be to make good on his goal of admitting 10 times as many refugees -- 125,000 -- as former President Donald Trump allowed to enter the United States last year.
‘Slow, small, imperfect’ -- round two of pandemic Passover comes with its own perks and challenges*
The Forward: In the chaotic first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, it felt like a real achievement to complete Passover rituals over Zoom. Now we are gearing up for an unwanted second round of pandemic-era celebrations.
The good white Christian women of Nazi Germany*
Christian Century: Despite what you’ve read, most of them didn’t resist.
German Catholic clergy rebel against Vatican over same-sex unions
CNN: German Catholic theologians and clergy have mobilized against a recent ruling from the Vatican that said the Catholic Church would not bless same-sex unions.
Can religion give you PTSD?*
The New Republic: Meet the “exvangelicals” seeking therapy for religious trauma.
I survived 18 years in solitary confinement
The harrowing injustice Ian Manuel* suffered as a boy should never happen to another child in this country, The New York Times says.
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