Monday's News & Ideas - 4/26/2021

  • Faith-based vaccine distribution
  • Armenian genocide
  • Climate change & faith
  • Atlanta priest in GA senate
  • Shakespeare on religion
  • Changing the music industry

Health care organizations find success with faith-based allies in vaccine distribution
Religion News Service: Collaboration between religious officials and health care professionals -- from both nonprofit and for-profit companies -- has aided efforts to increase access to vaccinations.

Biden recognizes atrocities against Armenians as genocide
Associated Press: The systematic killing and deportation of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century was “genocide,” the United States formally declared on Saturday.

Can faith leaders shift public opinion toward climate action?
National Catholic Reporter: Surveys show that people of faith recognize the urgency of climate change, but are more reluctant to act.

Atlanta priest takes her place at the ‘well’ of state politics
Episcopal News Service: Kim Jackson is the Georgia Senate’s first elected African American out lesbian.

Shakespeare’s musings on religion are like curious whispers -- they require deep listening to be heard
The Conversation: Closet Catholic or atheist? William Shakespeare’s role as a religious guide is not an obvious one.

The Spark

How to design a more inclusive music industry
The Museum of Design Atlanta’s new exhibition The Future Happened shows how artists are fighting back* against an industry that undervalues their work, Fast Company says.

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