Thursday's News & Ideas - 4/15/2021

  • Paying the war tax
  • COGIC giving down
  • Ramadan giving for Yemen
  • Desmond Tutu’s mysticism
  • Poland’s Holocaust law
  • Tragedy of Edward Said

Paying for war? These Christians refuse
Sojourners: Some find tax season to be a time to reaffirm their spiritual commitment to not paying for war.

Giving down by half in Church of God in Christ
Christianity Today: New presiding bishop says budget is top priority for the Black Pentecostal denomination.

‘If we don’t give, people don’t eat’: Yemen focus of UK Ramadan giving
The Guardian: As Britain cuts aid to war-torn country on brink of famine Muslim charities are directing donations towards feeding population.

New book explores how Desmond Tutu’s Christian mysticism helped unite a nation
Religion News Service: In his new book, ‘Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor,’ Michael Battle delves into the ways Tutu’s religious formation shaped a vision that helped topple apartheid and unite a riven nation.

Scholars fear impact of Poland’s law on the Holocaust
Inside Higher Ed: They fear some are holding back in their research on discussing the country's complicity.

The Spark

The lost worlds of Edward Said
The tragedy of his career was how by his life’s end, the causes* for which he fought were ultimately defeated, The New Republic says.

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