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Tuesday's News & Ideas - 5/23/2023

  • Climate activists on trial at Vatican
  • TX pushing church into state
  • Faith-friendly companies
  • Religious freedom & migrants
  • Building community
  • Sneaker courtship of LeBron James

Last Generation climate change activists to stand trial at the Vatican
Religion News Service: The activists did not attend the first hearing, claiming Vatican lawyers are too expensive.

Texas pushes church into state with bills on school chaplains, Ten Commandments*
The Washington Post: The bills, and others around the country, come in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling for a high school football coach who prayed with players

Intel named most faith-friendly company
NPR: Intel Corporation is the most faith-friendly workplace in the country according to this year’s ranking of large companies by the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation.

When faith says to help migrants – and the law says don’t
The Conversation: The treatment of immigrants is deeply intertwined with religious freedom.

For people to really know us, we need to show up*
The New York Times: Building community and cultivating lasting friendships means relaxing boundaries and giving up at least some autonomy and control.

The Spark

A king’s ransom — the untold tales of the 2003 sneaker courtship of LeBron James
Twenty years later, the story behind one of the craziest chases in footwear history between Nike, Adidas and Reebok, Andscape says.

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