Thursday's News & Ideas - 3/26/2020

  • Do charities need a bailout?
  • Don’t sacrifice the old
  • NZ gunman pleads guilty
  • White House calls faith leaders
  • When faith threatens public health
  • How the pandemic will end

The coronavirus is pushing charities to their limit. Should Congress do more to help?
Deseret News: Some policy experts argue the $2 trillion stimulus package doesn’t do enough for social service organizations.

God doesn’t want us to sacrifice the old
New York Times: Christianity teaches that every single human life is valuable, even during a pandemic, Russell Moore says.

New Zealand mosque gunman pleads guilty to murder, terrorism
Associated Press: The sudden turn in the case took survivors and relatives by surprise and brought relief to people across New Zealand.

In calls with faith leaders, White House focuses on virus as well as election
Religion News Service: The White House held calls with religious leaders last week to encourage their support of its guidelines for addressing the coronavirus, gathering more than a thousand people on three phone calls.

When faith threatens public health
CNN: Should religious freedom be allowed to put the lives of the many at risk?

The Spark

How the pandemic will end
The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out, Ed Yong writes at The Atlantic.

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