Changing Our Mind

Changing Our Mind  —  Sojourners has begun a series that “explores the ongoing conversation within the church over LGBT identities, affirmation, and inclusion. As the push for equality expands, how are communities of faith participating and responding — and is it enough?”  For those following various discussions within the church, this source will give you the Sojourners take on […]

Various Church Bodies on Same-Sex Marriage

All New Briefs

Various Church Bodies on Same-Sex Marriage  —  There’s sharp division in the court case among faith groups, and sometimes within them, so those following the details will want to carefully monitor the inflow of religious and moral arguments as “friend of the court” briefs are filed in coming weeks.

The Future of Catholic Schools

All Current Features

The Future of Catholic Schools  —  “Catholic schools have kept generations of immigrant children in the bosom of the Church while helping to lift them to economic success. But that legacy is at risk. The children of Hispanic immigrants have drifted away from the Church and fallen behind in economic terms. The fact that Catholic […]

Ten Ways to Care for Widows and Orphans

Social Sciences

Ten Ways to Care for Widows and Orphans  —  How do you “visit” widows (including single parents who might not technically be “widows,” but are effectively just as alone) and orphans in meaningful ways?  This list might provide students with a sampler that makes sanctification accessible and practical.  Don’t ask them what you can do — […]

Je Suis?

All New Briefs

Je Suis?  —  Among the many commentaries on Charlie Hebdo, here is Jim Wallis on religious fundamentalism, secular fundamentalism, and other thoughtful commentators.  “While freedom of speech has been invoked throughout the media coverage of the attacks, the religious implications here run deeper. They are about how the faith community should respond when we are […]

Catholic Doicese Employment News?

All New Briefs

Catholic Diocese Employment News?  —  As church institutions continue to assess the cultural landscape and its changing two-kingdoms challenges, this analysis column (not news story) on a case about Miami’s Catholic Archdiocese may be informative and instructive regarding communications and perceptions.

The Christian Anti-Science Wars

Natural Sciences

The Christian Anti-Science Wars  —  The Daily Beast has published its 2014 top ten science denial examples.  World Magazine has responded with it’s own anti-science list of seven.  Students can compare and contrast positions within the church including climate change, evolution, gender studies, and the multiverse.

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