Thursday's News & Ideas - 8/25/2022
- Remembering Kallistos Ware
- Hijab bans in India
- Christian colleges’ ‘missing men’
- Theology & suicide
- Dragon lore & religion
- The nostalgia of BeReal
Remembering Kallistos Ware, revered Orthodox Christian theologian
Religion News Service: The renowned and popular Orthodox Christian theologian of recent decades died Wednesday (Aug. 24) at 87.
As India turns 75, Muslim girls are suing to wear the hijab — and protect secularism
NPR: A group of teenage Muslim girls has taken their fight to wear the hijab all the way to India’s Supreme Court. A ruling, expected soon, could redefine what secularism means in the world’s biggest democracy.
Christian colleges look for ‘missing men’
Christianity Today: Faced with overall enrollment declines, schools are working to close higher education’s gender gap.
After my friend’s suicide, my theology was in shock*
The Christian Century: I’ve been offering my tangled knots of questions and memories as prayers.
Terrifying dragons have long been a part of many religions, and there is a reason for their appeal
The Conversation: Religions and cultures across the globe are rife with dragon lore.
BeReal captures our nostalgia for a time when social media was boring
The app can’t make people be ‘authentic’ online. But it can remind* us of an era when being online felt very different, says The New York Times Magazine.
*access is limited for nonsubscribers