Tuesday's News & Ideas - 12/1/2020
- New progressive UMC?
- Ministers in America’s foodchain
- Faith in Georgia runoffs
- First Black American cardinal
- Pastors & the partisan divide
- Following footsteps
Progressive United Methodists announce new denomination: Liberation Methodist Connexion
Religion News Service: Correct doctrine is less important to the new denomination than correct action, collaborators said during Sunday’s presentation.
Meet the people who minister in America’s food chain
Christianity Today: How pastors, farmers, and activists on both coasts are caring for migrant farm workers.
Faith takes the forefront as Georgia Senate runoffs heat up
Associated Press: Conservative Christians are rallying behind Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, while Black churches and liberal-leaning Jewish groups are backing Democratic challengers Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
With ceremony at the Vatican, Wilton Gregory becomes 1st Black American cardinal
NPR: Kneeling before Pope Francis, 72-year-old Wilton Gregory received the red hat and ring Saturday, becoming the first Black American cardinal in the history of Catholicism.
Should pastors address the partisan divide?
Deseret News: Clergy are often reluctant to deal with congregants’ political differences but experts say that such tensions are normal and an opportunity.
My great-grandfather’s saddle rug helps me remember a Tibet that’s gone
“I borrowed a bicycle and explored, in the same way my great-grandfather had gone about on his pony sixty years earlier,” Ann Tashi Slater writes at Catapult.