Monday's News & Ideas - 10/14/2019
- Indigenous People's Day gains popularity
- Pope creates five new saints
- Kate Bowler on her new book
- Legendary Detroit pastor retires
- Kanye West says he is a Christian
- Why you never see your friends
Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day
The Conversation: Columbus Day was created in part because of discrimination against Italian immigrants and lobbying by the Knights of Columbus. But some Americans began to question why Indigenous people – who’d been in the country all along – didn’t have their own holiday.
IN PHOTOS: The Pope creates five new saints
Lifestyle.Inq.: Britain’s Cardinal John Henry Newman, Mother Mariam Thresia from India, Swiss Marguerite Bays, Mother Giuseppina Vannini from Italy and Brazilian-born Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes were made saints at a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on Sunday.
National Catholic Reporter: We are all toiling in the shadow of St. John Henry Newman
Kate Bowler on how evangelical women carved a niche in celebrity culture
Religion News Service: Duke Divinity School professor Kate Bowler has published a new book, which looks at the women who carved wildly successful perches of unofficial power. “The Preacher’s Wife” comes after Bowler’s “Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved,” a memoir of her struggle with cancer.
A son builds on legacy of legendary Detroit pastor's work
Detroit News: The Rev. Charles Gilchrist Adams's pursuits -- decrying discrimination, buying land to spark redevelopment and job creation in Detroit, launching services to aid people in need -- have made him an internationally renowned religious leader. He has retired, but his son, the Rev. Charles Christian Adams, succeeds him and vows to continue his father's works and more.
Kanye West confirms he recently converted to Christianity
Complex: At a listening session at George Washington University, West confirmed that he recently converted to Christianity. "I want to let you know that I am not here for your entertainment this afternoon," West told the crowd. "We are here to spread the gospel."
AJC: New Birth to redirect Kanye West’s donation to Morris Brown College, pastor says
HuffPost: Kim Kardashian and her kids are baptized in historic Armenian cathedral
Why you never see your friends anymore
Whereas we once shared the same temporal rhythms -- five days on, two days off, federal holidays, thank-God-it’s-Fridays -- our weeks are now shaped by the unpredictable dictates of our employers. The personalization of time may seem like a petty concern, but a calendar is more than the organization of days and months. It’s the blueprint for a shared life, Judith Shulevitz writes in The Atlantic.*
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