Wednesday's News & Ideas - 2/5/2020
- Religious liberty for migrant aid
- Wittenberg anti-Semitic sculpture
- The perfect boss
- Trump cuts hit nonprofits
- Brazil Catholics losing majority
- Recommending framing
Federal judge accepts religious liberty defense of immigrant rights activists
Religion News Service: An Arizona federal judge has reversed the convictions of four faith-based volunteers who were fined and put on probation for aiding migrants at the border, saying that the activists were simply exercising their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Anti-Semitic sculpture to remain on German church
BBC: The image is on the wall of the Stadtkirche, where Protestant reformer Martin Luther preached.
10 traits of a 'perfect' boss, according to a decade of research by Google
Business Insider: A company could spend all the money it wants recruiting, interviewing, and hiring the best people around. But if the boss is a jerk, those people will leave the first chance they get.
Christian nonprofits reeling from Trump cuts to foreign aid
Christianity Today: Work in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador was starting to bring change, agencies say.
As evangelicals gain, Catholics on verge of losing majority in Brazil
National Catholic Reporter: A survey released in January showed that the percentage of Catholics in Brazil continues to decline, while the proportion of evangelicals has increased at a higher annual rate in the past few years.
Letter of recommendation: Framing
“Consecutive weekends might include a quick trip to the framer,* along with other essential errands: laundry, parents, balsamic, framer,” Durga Chew-Bose writes for The New York Times.
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