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Friday's News & Ideas - 9/2/2022

  • Pandemic pastoring report
  • Political power of atheists
  • Court ruling on Catholic teacher firing
  • Anti-Hindu attacks
  • Contraception at Catholic hospitals
  • History of the TSA

#PandemicPastoring report documents a ‘new era in ministry’
Religion News Service: As the COVID-19 pandemic stretched from that first spring into summer, researcher Eileen Campbell-Reed said, she realized its impact on ministry wasn’t going to be short-lived.

A decade after the first Reason Rally, what happened to America’s atheist revolution?
Religion & Politics: The under-resourced non-religious voting bloc seems no closer to competing with the so-called Religious Right, which so many Reason Ralliers had sought to overpower.

Indiana court sides with Catholic diocese in teacher firing
Associated Press: The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that religious freedom rights protect the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis from being sued by a teacher who was fired from his job at a Catholic high school for being in a same-sex marriage.

Anti-Hindu attacks grow, from N.Y. to a California Taco Bell*
The Washington Post: A tirade recorded at a California Taco Bell punctuated a string of discriminatory incidents this month aimed at Indian Americans and Hindu temples, deepening concerns that “Hinduphobia” is on the rise.

Getting contraception gets complicated for patients at Catholic hospitals
NPR: Many hospitals and health care clinics in the U.S. are affiliated with the Catholic Church, which means religious directives might limit the types of contraception they can offer.

The Spark

The humiliating history of the TSA
There’s no evidence two decades of pat-downs and shoe removal have made travelers any safer — so why does the theater of airport security persist? The Verge asks.

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