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Monday's News & Ideas - 9/13/2021

  • 9/11 spurred interfaith work
  • Texas clergy taking a stand
  • Transgender ELCA bishop
  • Fight over NYC Islamic center
  • Pope speaks in Hungary
  • The other Afghan women

9/11 became a catalyst for interfaith relations and cooperation
Religion News Service: Though anti-Muslim sentiments grew in the wake of 9/11, another legacy of that historic day is the evolution and advancement of interfaith cooperation in the United States.

Texas clergy are taking a stand against the new abortion law
Sojourners: Clergy across Texas said the new law could impede the care they give as part of their ministry.

Transgender bishop steps into historic role in the Evangelical Lutheran Church
NPR: The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church’s 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada.

The ‘Ground Zero Mosque,’ a right-wing fever dream that never was
HuffPost: What started off as a vision for an iconic Islamic center in Manhattan brought death threats and backlash. Muslim Americans are still feeling it.

Pope urges Hungary to ‘extend its arms to everyone’ in veiled Orbán critique
Associated Press: The pontiff’s statement at start of four-day central Europe tour is at odds with the far-right PM’s anti-migrant stance.

The Spark

The other Afghan women
In the countryside, the endless killing of civilians turned women against the occupiers* who claimed to be helping them, The New Yorker says.

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