Friday's News & Ideas - 6/17/2022
- Shooting at Alabama church kills 2
- Bishop punishes school over BLM, Pride flags
- Juneteenth is a chance to change gun culture
- Synagogue sues FL over abortion
- CofE paid clergy with funds from slave trade
- White parents harass a Black educator
A suspect is in custody after 2 people were fatally shot at a church near Birmingham, Alabama, police say
CNN: The attack on three parishioners at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills happened during a potluck event.
Bishop punishes school over Black Lives Matter, Pride flags
Associated Press: The Diocese of Worcester has told a local middle school that it can no longer identify itself as a Catholic school because it disobeyed the bishop’s order to take down its Black Lives Matter and Pride flags.
Juneteenth is a chance to rethink our gun culture
Christianity Today: Christians should work together to address our nation’s hate-motivated gun violence.
Synagogue sues Florida, saying abortion restrictions violate religious freedoms*
The New York Times: A South Florida congregation said that under Jewish law, abortion “is required if necessary to protect the health, mental or physical well-being” of a pregnant woman.
C of E paid poor 18th-century clergy with ‘abominable’ slave trade funds
The Guardian: Justin Welby says he is ‘deeply sorry for links with transatlantic chattel slavery.’
White parents rallied to chase a Black educator out of town. Then, they followed her to the next one.
Cecelia Lewis was asked to apply for a Georgia school district’s first-ever administrator job devoted to diversity, equity and inclusion. A group of parents — coached by local and national anti-CRT groups — had other plans, ProPublica says.
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