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Friday's News & Ideas - 12/2/2022

  • How to address antisemitism
  • Why Americans leave church
  • Giving survey
  • SBC president on Johnny Hunt
  • Moral injuries at work
  • Wikipedia ad banners

How to address antisemitic rhetoric when you encounter it
NPR: In April, the Anti-Defamation League released a report saying that antisemitism had reached an all-time high in the United States in 2021.
The Guardian: Kanye West suspended from Twitter after posting swastika inside Star of David

Why Americans are leaving their churches
Religion News Service: For sociologist Stephen Bullivant, the question is why it took so long for the religious exodus to happen.

Evangelical giving goes up, despite economic woes
Christianity Today: Nonprofits saw a sizable increase in donations, while many megachurches struggled.

SBC president says disgraced predecessor is unfit to return to ministry*
The Washington Post: The president of the Southern Baptist Convention this week denounced his disgraced predecessor, Johnny Hunt, who is planning to return to ministry after allegations that he sexually assaulted another pastor’s wife.

Is it burnout or ‘moral injury’*
Quartz: Soul wounds at work, layoffs and other challenges cause moral injury, not burnout.

The Spark

The huge fight behind those pop-up fundraising banners on Wikipedia
For many of Wikipedia’s most dedicated contributors, this year’s proposed banner ads* presented something like a moral crisis, Slate says.

*access is limited for nonsubscribers



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