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Monday's News & Ideas - 3/20/2023

  • Johnny Hunt sues SBC
  • Princeton chair under pressure
  • Notre Dame’s new spire
  • Russian Christians on peace
  • Observing Muslim holidays
  • Slowing down AI

Pastor Johnny Hunt sues the SBC and Guidepost
Baptist News Global: Hunt is a former SBC president and denominational executive who was named in last year’s bombshell independent investigation of mishandled sexual abuse cases by the SBC Executive Committee.

Princeton seminary students and alums demand ouster of chair over ties to prison profits* About 340 alumni and students of Princeton Theological Seminary are demanding the removal of its board chairman, whose private equity firm owns a company they say overcharges prisoners trying to stay in touch with their families.

Notre Dame’s new spire is underway, with hopes of late 2024 reopening*
The Washington Post: Almost four years after a fire gutted the more than 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the monument is slowly being pieced back together.

Russian Christians make theological case for peace*
Christianity Today: Anonymous Christmas condemnation of invasion offers insight into an antiwar movement as it seeks reconciliation with Ukrainian believers — who want names.

Across the country, a push to observe Muslim holidays in school calendars
Religion News Service: Efforts to designate Eid as a school holiday are driven by students, and not just in schools with large Muslim populations.

The Spark

The case for slowing down AI
Pumping the brakes on artificial intelligence could be the best thing we ever do for humanity, Vox says.

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