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Friday's News & Ideas - 8/26/2022

  • Bible & loan forgiveness
  • Latino ‘nones’ growing
  • Bolsonaro’s evangelicals
  • Video of People of Praise
  • Vatican’s fashion week
  • Fitness fads

What the Bible really says about loan forgiveness
Religion News Service: Our readings of the Bible should be sensitive to the diverse perspectives and unique historical contexts within said readings.

Latino atheists, non-religious grow
Axios: The percentage of Latinos in the United States and Latin America who say they have no religious affiliation has been steadily rising.

Behind in polls, Brazil’s Bolsonaro hopes evangelicals will carry him to reelection
NPR: In the last election, evangelicals, who now make up nearly one-third of the Brazilian population, demonstrated their clout. Nearly 70% of them favored Bolsonaro ahead of the 2018 presidential election runoff.

Leaked video shows Amy Coney Barrett’s secretive faith group drove women to tears
The Guardian: Wife of founder of People of Praise says members ‘were always crying’ during discussions about women’s subservience to men.

For tailor to popes and cardinals, a consistory is ‘fashion week’
Crux: When the Vatican hosts a consistory of 20 new cardinals, there is only one answer to the quintessential red-carpet question, “Who are you wearing?” Mancinelli.

The Spark

Why we keep falling for fitness fads
Peloton is the new Tae Bo is the new Thighmaster. Why do we approach fitness as consumers? Vox asks.



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