Monday's News & Ideas - 8/12/2019

  • Polarized religious groups
  • Church is not GOP farm
  • Sri Lanka nun helps healing
  • National Prayer Breakfast group
  • Work-life balance
  • Maps & apps

Just like political parties, religious groups see their rivals as extremists
Religion News Service: No religious group seems really caught in the middle. American religion has sorted itself out and taken political sides.

The church is not the GOP farm team
The Week: Some 400 pastors and other faith leaders assembled at Liberty University for a two-day "Pastors and Pews" event, a closed-door conference described as a way to "engage the clergy" to better "bring their faith to the public."

After the Easter massacre, Sri Lanka nun heals religious tension
Al Jazeera: Sister Christine supports survivors in need and Muslims facing backlash following ISIL-claimed attack that killed 253.

Secretive Christian group at heart of D.C. politics ready for its close-up in Netflix docuseries
NBC: "The Family" puts the spotlight on the enigmatic Fellowship Foundation, the Christian group behind the National Prayer Breakfast.

Better work-life balance starts with managers
Harvard Business Review: Around the world, more and more employees are seeking flexible work arrangements. Yet, as great as these policies sound on paper, many have unintended consequences on workers.

The Spark

The map that made Los Angeles make sense
For generations in Southern California, the Thomas Guide led drivers through the streets of Los Angeles, CityLab says. Now apps do that. Did something get lost along the way?

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