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Tuesday's News & Ideas - 9/20/2022

  • Study on religion in media
  • Bishop takes office after brain bleed
  • Stories from WCC
  • Private schools’ public responsibility
  • Calls for reparations from Britain
  • Anticipated anxiety from news

Is the media failing people of faith?
Deseret News: A new study, which drew on insights from news consumers around the world, says the media should do more to boost religious understanding

Nearly two years after election, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago’s first Black female bishop takes office
Religion News Service: Just weeks before she was set to take office in April 2021, Bishop Paula Clark experienced a brain bleed while exercising and later underwent surgery.

Where 3000 global Christians gather, there bubbles burst
Sojourners: At the WCC, participants had opportunities to form relationships and build solidarity across dividing lines of geography, nation, culture, theology, class, gender, and race

Private religious schools have public responsibilities too*
The Atlantic: Communities of faith should be able to pass on their traditions, but must still meet basic state educational standards.

What to know about calls for reparations for Britain’s legacy of slavery in the Caribbean
PBS: Even as many lauded Elizabeth for her 70-year reign, for some — including those from Britain’s former colonies — it was a fresh reminder of the country’s imperial past.

The Spark

The relief of missing out: Anticipated anxiety is a big reason why more people are avoiding the news
While the news on any given day is only metaphorically a horror show, many people treat headlines less as information than as scary stimuli, Nieman Lab says.

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