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Monday's News & Ideas - 11/21/2022

  • New Methodist college?
  • Albany bishop asks to be laicized
  • Kanakuk sued for fraud
  • Interview with Tippett
  • Coney Barrett & gay rights
  • Life of Octavia Butler

Texas megachurch White’s Chapel departs UMC to anchor new Methodist ‘college’
Religion News Service: ‘We want to work together, and we want to be a healing agent between all of Methodism,’ said the Rev. John McKellar, co-pastor of White’s Chapel.

Albany bishop accused of abuse has asked the pope to remove him from the priesthood
Associated Press: The retired bishop of Albany, New York, who has admitted to covering up for predator priests and has himself been accused of sexual abuse, has asked Pope Francis to remove him from the priesthood.

Kanakuk sued for alleged fraud in abuse settlement
Christianity Today: Survivor claims the camp misled his family by withholding prior knowledge of his predator’s pattern of misconduct.

‘It’s a hard time in the life of the world’ — a conversation with Krista Tippett
Deseret News: The ‘On Being’ host talks about her new podcast, the future of religion and why she explores ‘ancient, enduring questions.’

Amy Coney Barrett urged to step away from gay rights case because of faith affiliation
The Guardian: The US Supreme Court justice’s history with the People of Praise raises questions about her impartiality in upcoming case.

The Spark

The spectacular life of Octavia Butler
Butler never told an aspiring writer they should give up, rather that they should learn, study, observe and persist,* Vulture says.

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