Wednesday's News & Ideas - 8/28/2019
- Black abuse victims
- Co-working space in church
- Evangelical political divide
- German mass at Auschwitz
- Patterson claims First Amendment
- Palliative conversations
In Mississippi Delta, Catholic abuse cases for black victims settled on cheap
Religion News Service: In a Mississippi IHOP, a white official from the Franciscan religious order slid into a booth across from a 35-year-old black man and offered to pay him $15,000 to keep years of alleged abuse by another Franciscan secret.
Faith and freelancers: Why churches are turning into co-working spaces
The Guardian: Slick flexible working spaces are everywhere, but faith organizations offer a more basic service -- with some unconventional benefits.
Study shows increasing political divide between younger and older white Evangelicals
Sojourners: Immigration issues are the biggest dividing factor
German church hosts Maximilian Kolbe mass at Auschwitz
National Catholic Reporter: Marking the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland (Sept. 1, 1939) and the beginning of World War II, the German Bishops Conference held a Mass this month at the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp honoring the legacy of St. Maximilian Kolbe.
Paige Patterson claims First Amendment defense in abuse lawsuit
Baptist News Global: Former Southern Baptist statesman Paige Patterson claimed a religious liberty defense, while denying the bulk of allegations in a lawsuit over his handling of sex abuse claims.
The meaning of silence in conversations about death
Could AI teach doctors when to stop talking? The Atlantic on palliative conversations.