Tuesday's News & Ideas - 1/7/2020
- UMC separation plan reactions
- Clergy overwork
- India’s Muslims unsafe
- Claiborne’s evangelicalism
- Minority survivors of abuse
- Myths and the unknowable
Reaction aplenty to separation plan
United Methodist News Service: Support, criticism, heartbreak. All were voiced and sometimes in combination. So was concern, including from Africa, about who wasn’t represented well enough at the negotiating table.
God rested. Why can’t clergy take a break?
Religion News Service: Professional ministry has a terrible tendency to valorize overworking as virtue, Laura Everett writes.
‘We are not safe’: India’s Muslims tell of wave of police brutality
The Guardian: Police in Uttar Pradesh state have embarked on ‘reign of terror’ against Muslims in wake of a new citizenship law.
Washington Post: Can Shane Claiborne’s progressive version of evangelical Christianity catch on with a new generation?
Catholic church doesn’t track minority survivors of clerical abuse
Associated Press: For survivors of color, the lack of concerted outreach on behalf of the church means less public exposure -- and potentially, more opportunities for abuse to go on, undetected.
My father and the dragon king
Myths were – are -- created to explain the unknown, like natural disasters, like death, like the unknowable bodies of water, Jami Nakamura Lin writes at Catapult.
*access is limited for nonsubscribers