Tuesday's News & Ideas - 8/9/2022
- Will Biden champion abortion?
- Barber’s populist vision
- Nicaragua police investigate bishop
- Heaven for our time
- Salisbury cathedral archives
- Investigation of family separations
Biden is an uneasy champion on abortion. Can he lead the fight in post-Roe America?*
The New York Times: A practicing Catholic, President Biden has long sought a middle ground on abortion. But activists see the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a sign that Democrats have tiptoed too carefully around the issue.
We need an alternative populist vision to defeat the MAGA movement
Religion News Service: The moment is ripe for a different kind of popular movement that confronts divisive lies and builds broad coalitions for the common good.
Nicaragua police investigating bishop critical of government
Associated Press: Nicaragua’s police said Friday they have begun an investigation against a Roman Catholic bishop who has been an outspoken critic of President Daniel Ortega’s government.
A theology of heaven for our time*
Christian Century: To affirm the truth of heaven is to fire our spiritual imaginations for this life.
Salisbury cathedral archives reveal 800 years of smuggling, threats and ‘lying about’
The Guardian: Archivists and volunteers have been compiling stories for an exhibition on the petty crimes surrounding the famous close.
“We need to take away children”: The secret history of the U.S. government’s family-separation policy
During the year and a half in which the U.S. government separated thousands of children from their parents,* the Trump administration’s explanations for what was happening were deeply confusing, and on many occasions patently untrue, The Atlantic says.
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