Monday's News & Ideas - 11/16/2020

  • Rev. Warnock for Senate
  • Evangelical reckoning?
  • Executive orders over religious freedom
  • Gina Chavez’s faith
  • Boy Scout sex abuse claims
  • Foraging America

Rev. Raphael Warnock considers vote sacred as pastor and Senate candidate
Religion News Service: Warnock is promoting his plans to address issues of the poor that he recalls from his days growing up as the 11th of 12 children of Pentecostal preachers in public housing in Savannah.

The evangelical reckoning begins*
The Atlantic: Andy Stanley, the pastor of one of the largest megachurches in the country, ponders the future of an influential corner of American Christianity.

Religious freedom arguments give rise to executive order battle
NPR: Key government policies on religious freedom and discrimination, once set through legislation, are increasingly dictated by presidential orders, meaning they shift capriciously from one administration to the next.

Latin Grammy nominee Gina Chavez finds her voice as a queer Catholic
National Catholic Reporter: Two Catholic mentors helped her accept who she was.

Sex-abuse claims against Boy Scouts now surpass 82,000
The New York Times: The deluge of sex-abuse filings, coming ahead of a bankruptcy deadline, far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church cases.

The Spark

For a daughter of immigrants, American soil offers plenty to forage
Foraging* felt like empowerment and self-sufficiency, Vanessa Hua says at Zora.

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