Tuesday's News & Ideas - 8/4/2020
- Tale of two CA megachurches
- Budde on Bible photo-op
- NY church allocates reparations
- Religious groups relief funding
- Colleges seek waivers from students
- The pandemic defeated America
How two California megachurches kept worshiping
Christianity Today: John MacArthur takes a stand against regulations, while Greg Laurie finds creative ways to comply
I condemned Trump’s Bible photo-op and went viral. Here’s what that moment taught me.
HuffPost: “It seemed to others that I was being brave. It felt more like I was being summoned to stand with others who were being brave,” Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde writes.
New York church to devote $200,000 to ‘reparations’ with housing help, anti-racism training
Religion News Service: A historic New York City church has decided to devote $200,000 -- about a tenth of its budget -- to provide housing assistance and youth anti-racism training.
Religious groups received $6-10 Billion in COVID-19 relief funds, hope for more
NPR: In a new report released this week, Ministry Watch identified more than 400 evangelical ministries and churches that each received at least $1 million in COVID-19 aid, with seven institutions receiving PPP loans of $5-10 million.
Colleges seek waivers from risk-taking students
Inside Higher Ed: As fall semester approaches, students are increasingly opposing liability waivers and “informed consent” agreements required by colleges as a condition of returning to campus.
How the pandemic defeated America
The coronavirus found, exploited, and widened every inequity that the U.S. had to offer, Ed Yong writes at The Atlantic.
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