News & Ideas

Tuesday's News & Ideas - 10/12/2021

  • Judging vaccine exemptions
  • Migrants at Mexico border
  • Land rights are religious
  • Vatican suit can’t proceed
  • Danté Stewart book
  • Should elite universities exist?

How employers judge religious exemption requests
Deseret News: As they impose COVID-19 vaccine mandates, company leaders across the country are facing a flood of requests for religious exemptions.

After pastor evicts nearly 200 migrants, his brother welcomes them all*
The New York Times: An evangelical minister in a Mexico border town had let dozens of migrant families live in his church. When he ousted most of them, his brother across the way invited the outcasts into his home.

For Natives, land is sacred. Why aren’t we protecting their religious freedom?
Religion News Service: If we aren’t able to expand our understanding of religion and get clear on who we are protecting, we will continue to leave people and communities behind.

Europe court rejects case seeking to blame Vatican for abuse
Associated Press: A European court agreed Tuesday that the Vatican couldn’t be sued in a local court for sexual abuse committed by Catholic priests, affirming that it enjoys sovereign immunity and that the misconduct of priests and their superiors can’t be attributed to the Holy See.

Danté Stewart is rekindling Black theological imagination
Sojourners: Part memoir, part essay, part theological reflection, “Shoutin’ in the Fire” showcases Stewart’s knowledge of Black literature and his talent for artistic, spiritual writing.

The Spark

Should Princeton exist?
Each year, top universities shower resources on a lucky few. Christopher Eisgruber, the head of Princeton, defends elite education* in an interview with The Atlantic.

*access is limited for nonsubscribers



Want to get News & Ideas in your inbox every weekday?
Subscribe to our 
News & Ideas newsletter or receive our RSS feed in your RSS reader.

Most recent News & Ideas

Friday's News & Ideas - 10/22/2021

  • Reach Gen Z on the streets
  • Very few anti-vax pastors
  • Post-evangelicals
  • Approving religious exemptions
  • Female Afghan judges
  • Spanish radio & misinformation

Thursday's News & Ideas - 10/21/2021

  • Can anyone lead the SBC?
  • Navigating interfaith marriage
  • Christianity & fascism
  • Non-Christian employee holidays
  • Church of Apostles in Bethsaida
  • Indigenous public radio

Wednesday's News & Ideas - 10/20/2021

  • Christian schools growing?
  • Ireland’s churches cooperate
  • RCA moving to restructure
  • Black social capital
  • Zacharias’ daughter exits RZIM
  • Women scribes behind medieval texts
In Trust logo

Register for InTrust webinar on charitable giving and faith-based organizations

Join fundraising expert Carla Maxwell Ray, Senior Generosity Strategist at Generis, as she breaks down data from The Giving Institute at the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy and provides insights into what the research shows. She’ll share what religious organizations can do to respond to these trends.

Register