Monday's News & Ideas
- Evangelicals & psychiatry
- Pope & politics 2016
- Call for reunification
- McDonald's church
- Wealthy/homeless dinner
- Thanksgiving & gratitude
More pastors embrace talk of mental illsThe New York Times: Evangelical pastors are working to end silence and stigma among conservative Christians around psychiatric disorders.
How will the pope play in 2016?Politico: Francis's softer brand of Catholicism kept his bishops out of the midterms -- and they're likely to tone down their message next time too.
Francis and Bartholomew issue resounding, historic calls for church reunificationNational Catholic Reporter: Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew have issued resounding and historic calls for the reunification of their global communities.
A McDonald's in a church? McMass wants to build oneLos Angeles Times: McMass project hopes to build the first McDonald's church franchise.
'When the food was passed, we all became equal': Homeless, wealthy sit side-by-side at NYC church dinnerAssociated Press: Well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 Friday to have a holiday dinner with homeless people inside Bartholomew's Church.
Thanksgiving and gratitude: The science of happier holidaysIt's easy to get caught up in the rush of materialism, which has been shown to undermine happiness. As the Wall Street Journal reports, there's a simple antidote: Practice gratitude.
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