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Wednesday's News & Ideas - 11/16/2022

  • Study on faith during COVID
  • LDS supports marriage law
  • Old Latin mass popularity
  • NC official’s sermons
  • Fighting for freedom in Iran
  • Libraries streaming music

Did faith fall off a cliff during COVID? New study says no.
Religion News Service: Religious life in America was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But did it lead to a loss of faith as well as a decline in churchgoing?

Mormon church voices support for same-sex marriage law
Associated Press: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Tuesday it would back proposed federal legislation to safeguard same-sex marriages, marking the latest show of support for the measure from conservative-leaning groups.

Old Latin mass finds new American audience, despite Pope’s disapproval*
The New York Times: An ancient form of Catholic worship is drawing in young traditionalists and conservatives. But it signals a divide within the church.

The gospel according to Mark Robinson*
The Assembly: Since taking office in 2021, the lieutenant governor of North Carolina has spent many of his Sundays giving thunderous speeches in churches. Some scholars and ministers question his view of scripture.

At age seven, I had to cover my hair. Now women in Iran are fighting for freedom
The Guardian: The killing of Mahsa Amini has galvanized a new generation to reject oppression – I hope that they achieve what we couldn’t, a journalist says.

The Spark

Libraries are launching their own local music streaming platforms
It's not Spotify, but some cities now host music platforms with their own local flavor, Vice says.

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