EXCLUSIVE: Leaked transcript shows NY church’s attempt to block Child Victims Act – ABC News

In a meeting with church leaders, Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s settlement program administrator outlined the politics of reconciliation. — Read on abcnews.go.com/amp/US/exclusive-leaked-transcript-shows-ny-churchs-attempt-block/story

Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church got $4.4 million in federal PPP loans – HoustonChronicle.com

Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church and other large Houston congregations were among those who received multi-million dollar loans as part of the federal government’s COVID-19 stimulus package known as PPP. — Read on http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/religion/article/Joel-Osteen-s-Lakewood-Church-got-4-4M-in-15800887.php They want to receive tax-funded, government loans, but they don't want to be taxed. Seems like they fulfill their own welfare socialism …

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Titles are for Society, not Faith Community

Lots on the use of titles this week & I think Quakers' continued rejection of them is naïve. It just allows those with the most privilege (e.g. white/male/middle class) to function as normal, while preventing others from challenging prejudiced assumptions about their credibility.— Madeleine Pennington (@mlmpennington) December 15, 2020 Early Quakers knew this & decided …

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Southern Baptist seminary presidents nix critical race theory

(RNS) — The seminary presidents may be reacting to factions within Southern Baptist circles that have complained the denomination is drifting to the left. — Read on religionnews.com/2020/12/01/southern-baptist-seminary-presidents-nix-critical-race-theory/ The SBC seminary presidents’ rejection of critical race theory is a rejection of anyone who is not a cishet middle-class White male or who critiques White supremacist heteropatriarchy. …

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DOJ probe of Catholic church abuse goes quiet 2 years later – ABC News

Two years ago, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia joined the long line of ambitious prosecutors investigating the Roman Catholic church’s handling of priest-abuse complaints — Read on abcnews.go.com/amp/Business/wireStory/doj-probe-catholic-church-abuse-quiet-years-74700035

More US churches are committing to racism-linked reparations

NEW YORK (AP) — The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building's creation in... — Read on apnews.com/article/race-and-ethnicity-new-york-slavery-minnesota-native-americans-4c7dbcae990bd11dee5a5710c63ece25

Opinion | Evangelicals like Eric Metaxas are directing Trump’s sinking ship. That feeds doubts about religion. – The Washington Post

The existence of hope does not depend on us. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/prominent-evangelicals-are-directing-trumps-sinking-ship-that-feeds-doubts-about-religion/2020/12/07/5ad8eb0c-38c3-11eb-9276-ae0ca72729be_story.html Better late than never? Or just a relevance move for her future, like many evangelical celebrities jumping the all but sunken & deplorable Trump ship? https://t.co/dJi7XLFewH— Lamb’s Harbinger (@LambsHarbinger) December 13, 2020

Supreme Court: Religious conservatives have won a revolutionary victory in the Court – Vox

Supreme Court: Religious conservatives have won a revolutionary victory in the Court - Vox — Read on http://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2020/12/2/21726876/supreme-court-religious-liberty-revolutionary-roman-catholic-diocese-cuomo-amy-coney-barrett