Monday's News & Ideas - 9/21/2020

  • RBG’s faith
  • Possible nominee’s faith
  • Religious leaders making content
  • RBG’s death interrupts holiday
  • College’s spring plans
  • What RBG accomplished

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday, was shaped by her faith’s concern for justice
Religion News Service: A phrase from the Book of Deuteronomy hangs framed on the wall of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court chamber: “Justice, justice you shall pursue.”

High court front-runner hailed by right, feared by left
Associated Press: Amy Coney Barrett, a devout Catholic, is hailed by religious conservatives and others on the right as an ideological heir to conservative icon Antonin Scalia, the late Supreme Court justice for whom she clerked.

Religious leaders are becoming content creators to keep their followers engaged
Vox: One pastor said he’s embraced a “TED Talk style” for his sermons because he knows that watching online can test people’s focus.

News of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death interrupts Rosh Hashanah services nationwide
HuffPost: On Friday, Jewish people around the country celebrating Rosh Hashanah were stunned to learn that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent member of their own tribe, had died.

Colleges make plans for spring, cancel break
Inside Higher Ed: A number of colleges and universities have made announcements about their plans for the upcoming term.

The Spark

The glorious RBG
Only someone so stubborn and single-minded, someone so in love with the work, could have accomplished* what she did, Intelligencer says.

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