Tuesday's News & Ideas - 5/4/2021
- Biden’s new refugee cap
- Gates’s divorce & nonprofits
- Bob Abernethy dies
- Faith groups on Biden’s 100 days
- Biblical womanhood book
- Historians of Black America
Biden announces new refugee cap 1 month after backlash
HuffPost: The administration announced it was formally raising the cap to 62,500 for the remainder of this fiscal year after blowback last month.
Bill and Melinda Gates’s divorce could rock the world of charity
Vox: Bill and Melinda Gates, the leaders of the world’s most venerated and powerful philanthropy, said on Monday that they were getting a divorce -- an earthquake moment in the nonprofit sector.
Bob Abernethy, host and founder of ‘Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly,’ dies at 93
Religion News Service: ‘It has been a great privilege to report the many ways people of faith worship and serve others,’ he said as the show concluded.
How faith groups feel after Biden’s first 100 days
Deseret News: Religious groups remain divided over the president’s approach to immigration, LGBTQ rights and other issues.
The breaking of biblical womanhood: The problem with the hot new book taking aim at the subjugation of women in evangelicalism
Religion Dispatches: Barr’s idealized Christianity and its egalitarian Bible serve less as a description of historical reality than as a carrot with which to court disenchanted evangelicals and as a stick with which to hit her conservative opponents.
The game is changing for historians of Black America
For centuries, stories* of Black communities from the past have been limited by racism in the historical record. Now we can finally follow the trails they left behind, The Atlantic says.
*access is limited for nonsubscribers