News & Ideas

Friday's News & Ideas - 9/23/2022

  • Church after religious trauma
  • Amanpour refuses to wear headscarf
  • COVID restrictions legal, NZ court says
  • Abe killing & ‘excessive’ donations
  • ‘Traditional’ Jewish American food
  • Why adults have school nightmares

Finding church after religious trauma*
Christian Century: Brooke Petersen gathers the stories of eight queer Christians who left churches — and found new ones.

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour refuses to wear headscarf demanded by Iranian president
HuffPost: The unusual clash occurred during violent protests over the death of a young woman in “morality police” custody because her scarf was allegedly loose.

COVID-19 church restrictions justified, New Zealand court rules
Christianity Today: Twenty-four pastors and one imam lose argument that the rules designating worship “high risk” violated their religious rights.

Unification Church says it accepted ‘excessive’ donations from mother of suspect in Abe killing
The Guardian: Church official says he was upset to hear suspect told police his anger towards church led to attack on former Japanese PM.

‘Traditional’ Jewish American foods keep changing, with cookbooks playing an influential role in how Jews mark Rosh Hashana
The Conversation: Jewish American cookbooks across the 20th century have influenced the shifting tastes of American Jews’ vernacular religion, even as they have often reflected those tastes.

The Spark

Why adults still dream about school
Long after graduation, anxiety in waking life often drags dreamers back into the classroom,* The Atlantic says.

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