Thursday's News & Ideas - 7/16/2020
- LA Catholic schools to open
- Shut down worship until 2021?
- Rumi in a pandemic
- Not singing together
- One neighborhood on BLM
- Pandemic disrupts mothers’ careers
In Los Angeles, Catholic schools plan to resume in-person classes, while public schools go online
Religion News Service: The Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Wednesday (July 15) told Religion News Service it would continue with plans to resume in-person instruction for its Catholic schools throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
More pastors agree with Andy Stanley: No worship services until 2021
Christianity Today: Now 5 percent of church leaders say they don’t expect to reopen for the rest of the year.
What would Rumi do in a pandemic?
Vox: Muslim mystics believed suffering and solitude can make us better people.
Coronavirus: Singing church members ‘miss companionship’
BBC: Churches and chapels in Wales can gradually start to re-open from this past Monday -- but members say they will miss the companionship of singing together.
Opposition to couple’s BLM sign inspires neighborhood unity
Baptist News Global: Not only did Erin Palmer and Jonathan Redding keep the “offensive” sign in their yard, they added a few more and embarked on a get-to-know-your-neighbor campaign that has generated new friendships and several new BLM signs in the neighborhood.
‘They go to mommy first’
The pandemic is disproportionately* disrupting mothers’ careers, The New York Times says.
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