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Monday's News & Ideas - 8/8/2022

  • Anglican tension over sexuality
  • Pastor in Kentucky floods
  • Moore named CT editor
  • Religious right’s unpopular agenda
  • Killings of Muslim men in NM
  • What can a bee feel?

Justin Welby says it is ‘very difficult’ to hold church together over sexuality
The Guardian: Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges consensus is near-impossible after public criticism over declaration against gay sex.

After the Kentucky floods, a local pastor becomes a lifeline*
The Washington Post: As the waters rose last month, Brad Stevens got a flurry of calls. His congregants were trapped, desperate for help. Unprecedented rains had caused catastrophic flooding across eastern Kentucky, washing away homes, roads and bridges.

Russell Moore named Christianity Today editor, Lynn Vincent to lead World Magazine
Religion News Service: Moore joined Christianity Today after resigning as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission..

The religious right’s agenda is center stage again. And it’s as unpopular as ever
HuffPost: The end of Roe v. Wade leaves Republicans wondering what’s the matter with Kansas.

Killings of 4 Men in Albuquerque leave Muslim community in fear*
The New York Times: As the authorities appeal to the public for help in their investigation, many Muslim residents are experiencing a “managed panic.”

The Spark

What can a bee feel?
A new study suggests bees can feel pain, Vox says. It’s a big deal in the quest to determine whether or not insects are sentient.

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