Monday's News & Ideas - 10/21/2019

  • Tree of Life plans reopening
  • Princeton approves reparations
  • UMC LGBTQ pastor could be expelled
  • PRRI American Values poll
  • Bowler’s new book
  • Central Park monument

After deadly shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening
Associated Press: Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a “center for Jewish life in the United States” and a symbol against hatred.

Princeton Theological Seminary approves reparations
Daily Princetonian: Princeton Theological Seminary announced its plans to finance reparations, making it the second theological institution in the nation to do so.

Methodist minister’s same-sex wedding could threaten his future in the church*
Boston Globe: As a Methodist minister entering a same-sex union, Harris faces potential suspension or even expulsion from the ministry.

Nothing will persuade white evangelicals to support impeachment*
The Atlantic: New polling suggests that Trump’s base is totally unified behind the president, no matter what investigations might reveal.
PRRI: Widening partisan polarization and key issues in 2020 presidential elections

The hidden power of evangelical women
Slate: Kate Bowler’s new book explores how women in conservative megachurches exert their influence.

The Spark

Their land became part of Central Park. They’re coming back in a monument.
A new sculpture will honor the Lyons family,* black activists and property owners who once lived in Seneca Village, a community destroyed by the creation of the park, The New York Times reports.

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