Thursday's News & Ideas - 9/26/2019
- Greta Thunberg & our sin
- Bankruptcy & sexual misconduct
- Pacifism & modern Catholicism
- Silence on China’s Muslim camps
- Accreditor inquires at Liberty
- Millennials to ancient philosophy
Sinners in the hands of an angry Greta Thunberg*
The New Republic: Many of the Swedish climate activist's putative allies aren't down for the cause. They're simply hoping to be absolved.
A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Will others follow?
Religion News Service: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester was the first in New York to seek bankruptcy protection under the weight of new sexual misconduct lawsuits, but lawyers and church leaders say it may not be the last.
Nine decades ago, pacifism was called un-American. Are attitudes different today?
America: Even with Francis’ pastoral emphasis on nonviolence, not many Catholics call themselves pacifists.
China wants the world to stay silent on Muslim camps. It’s succeeding.*
New York Times: Backed by its diplomatic and economic might, China has largely succeeded in quashing criticism.
Accreditor asks for info after Falwell reports
Associated Press: The accrediting body that oversees Liberty University has asked the college for more information about recent news reports that have questioned President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s leadership style and personal business interests.
For millennials, self-help is more about ‘we’ than ‘me’
Kathryn Watson writes on why so many are turning to ancient philosophy for Literary Hub.
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