Monday's News & Ideas - 10/11/2021
- French Church in decline
- Francis wants climate action
- Christian ASMR?
- COVID prayer
- Theology of Leonard Cohen
- Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Sexual abuse revelations accelerate sense of a French Church in retreat*
The New York Times: The abuse of more than 200,000 minors by clergy over the past seven decades has shaken the nation and what was once a pillar of French society.
Pope Francis tells lawmakers to get their act together on climate change
Associated Press: “We owe this to the young, to future generations,” the 84-year-old pope said.
The relaxing and tingly world of Christian ASMR
Religion News Service: In the expansive world of ASMR, one small group of Christian creators have dedicated themselves to bringing their viewers closer to God through relaxation and brain tingles.
A COVID serenity prayer*
The Atlantic: We need the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Between bond and breach: The covenantal theology of Leonard Cohen
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Any attentive listener to Cohen’s music, or sensitive reader of his poetry, will soon discern that his aesthetic vision was underpinned by a rich ontology and theology.
Goodbye, Columbus? Here’s what Indigenous Peoples’ Day means to Native Americans
This year marks the first time a U.S. president has officially recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day, NPR says.
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