Friday's News & Ideas - 9/13/2019

  • Faith at Dem debate
  • Pope appoints new cardinals
  • Falwell email leak
  • Volunteering abroad
  • Welby apologizes for massacre
  • The taco editor

Faith and grace: Where was religion during the Democratic debate?
Deseret News: Beyond one shoutout to faith-based values and a short Bible verse, candidates failed to draw upon religion as they laid out their visions for a better future.

New cardinals: The men are the message
Religion News Service: In announcing the appointment of 10 new cardinal electors, Pope Francis has improved the possibility that the next pope will continue his policies, but their appointments have also sent a message to the church about what should be the priorities of its leaders.

Falwell described Liberty student with slur, police chief as ‘half-wit’ in emails
Reuters: In emails to his colleagues over the years, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr has denigrated students and staff at the Christian university.

Volunteering abroad is popular and problematic. Let's fix it.
NPR: Volunteering abroad has grown tremendously. Estimates suggest the industry is now worth at least $173 billion.

Justin Welby prostrates himself in apology for British massacre at Amritsar
The Guardian: Archbishop says sorry ‘in the name of Christ’ over killing of 379 unarmed protesters in 1919.

The Spark

America’s first taco editor says that burritos are actually tacos
The New Yorker interviews José R. Ralat,* who will become the nation’s first taco editor next week.

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