Friday's News & Ideas - 9/11/2020

  • Galli becomes Catholic
  • Trump’s religious overtures
  • ‘House churches’ innovate
  • Three jobs in Rio Grande
  • Homeschool movement
  • Students with disabilities

Mark Galli, former Christianity Today editor and Trump critic, to be confirmed a Catholic
Religion News Service: A former Presbyterian pastor, Galli spent seven years as editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, the premier publication for evangelicals.

Trump’s overtures struggle to register with religious voters
Politico: New signs point to Trump losing a sizable chunk of his Christian voters, upending his path to reelection.

‘House churches’ offer return to in-person worship by following practice of early Christians
Episcopal News Service: Much of the churchwide innovation this year is shaping virtual worship.

A priest, an editor and a mariachi player talk life in the Rio Grande amid COVID-19
NPR: More than 2,000 people in the Rio Grande Valley in the southern tip of Texas have perished in the pandemic.

The pandemic created a surge in homeschooling -- and concerns about the movement’s Christian culture
Religion & Politics: There could be a 500 percent increase in homeschooled students this fall.

The Spark

My child has a disability. What will her education be like this year?
Public schools are obligated to teach millions of students with disabilities,* Nicole Chung says at The New York Times. But as learning moves online, many services that parents fought for are at risk.

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