Monday's News & Ideas - 3/29/2021
- Purity culture’s flaws
- Marilynne Robinson on race
- US church members below 50%
- Boulder mourns
- Kanukuk Kamps abuse
- Beverly Cleary’s kids
The flaw at the center of purity culture*
The Atlantic: The rules don’t apply equally to everyone, Angie Hong writes.
No good has come*
The Point: Marilynne Robinson’s testimony for the white church.
U.S. church membership falls below majority for first time
Gallup: Americans’ membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time in Gallup’s eight-decade trend.
Boulder’s faith community comes together to grieve after grocery store shooting
Religion News Service: A memorial vigil attended by more than 1,000 people was led by clergy from around Boulder.
Kanakuk Kamps abuse reexamined in new report
Christianity Today: Eleven years later, an investigation by David and Nancy French plus a site for victims try to grasp the extent of predatory behavior by a longtime camp director.
Children’s author Beverly Cleary, creator of Ramona Quimby, dies at 104
Cleary’s simple idea -- to write about the kids in her own neighborhood -- ensured that her books have never gone out of print, NPR says.
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