Editor’s Picks

Check back daily for Bruce Gourley’s curated articles that are relevant to people of faith who wish to engage the critical issues facing our communities, nations and world.

September 3, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Critical Race Theory Fight Boils Over at Defense Bill Markup; Religious Exemptions from Coronavirus are Expected to Become a Legal Battleground; What’s Missing From Popular Discussions of Today’s Christian Nationalism?; and more.

September 2, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: White Supremacist Praise of Taliban Takeover Concerns US Officials; Texas 6-Week Abortion Ban Takes Effect After Supreme Court Inaction; New Texas Abortion Law Spurs Churches to Espouse ‘Reproductive Freedom’; The Bible Talks About Slavery. So Why are Conservative Christians so Afraid of Critical Race Theory?; Capitol Riot Defendants Raise More Than $2 Million from Christian Crowdfunding Site; and more

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September 1, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: First Nations Version Translates the New Testament for Native American Readers; Hate Crime Reports in US Surge to the Highest Level in 12 Years, FBI Says; The Evangelical Abortion Myth: An Excerpt from ‘Bad Faith’; ‘A Church Without Walls’: Anglicanism Divided on Shift Away from Tradition; and more

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August 31, 2021

In today’s news and analysis headlines: Christian Groups Aid Hurricane Ida Victims as Many are Missing, Homes Destroyed; Mormon Vaccine Push Ratchets Up, Dividing Faith’s Members; Muslim Cleric Arrested on Blasphemy Charges for Insulting Christianity, Calling the Bible ‘Fiction’; and more

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August 30, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Mississippi’s Governor Says People in the State are Less Scared of COVID-19 Because They ‘Believe in Eternal Life’’; Hawaii’s Religious Leaders Band Together to Build Trust, Encouraging the COVID Vaccine; Afghanistan’s Minorities Live in Fear, Brace for Persecution; The Right-Wingers Who Admire the Taliban; and more.

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August 27, 2021

In today’s news and analysis headlines: Why Some White Evangelical Republicans are So Opposed to the COVID-19 Vaccine; The Mississippi Clinic at the Center of the Fight to End Abortion in America; The New Chief Chaplain at Harvard? An Atheist; Jewish Bibles Not Obsolete, Rabbis Tell Pope After Sermon Ignites Centuries-Old Feud; and more

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August 26, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: A More Secular America is Not Just a Problem for Republicans; Catholic Charities Say Texas Order on Migrant Transportation Violates Religious Rights; Will America’s Christians Welcome Afghanistan’s Refugees?; Charleston Church Shooter’s Death Sentence Upheld; and more.

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August 25, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Scientization of Politics Has New Battles, So Evolution is Now More Accepted Than in the Past; ‘God Separating Sheep from Goats’’: Trump Supporter on Being Unvaccinated; White Christian Nationalist Author Advocates for a Biblical Worldview that Does Not Include Jesus; In Shift, Israel Quietly Allows Jewish Prayers on Temple Mount; and more

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August 24, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Baptists Worldwide Uniting to Offer Aid to Haiti as Challenges Mount; Who Will Win Ohio’s Evangelicals?; Truth and Justice: On the Cruelties Against Indigenous People; and more.

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August 23, 2021

In today’s news and analysis headlines: NC Doctor: God Gave Us This Vaccine, My Evangelical Friends; Colorado Springs Evangelical Christian Groups Less Political, But Even More Powerful Economically; Frustrated with Biden, Evangelical Leaders are Tightening the Screws, Calling Resettlement of Afghan Refugees a ‘Moral Urgency’; and more

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August 6, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Judge Wendell Griffen Criticizes Christian Conservatives Refusing Masks and Rejecting Vaccines; Evangelicals Voice Support After Biden Nominates First Muslim to Religious Freedom Post; Fox News Viewers’ Vaccine Skepticism Drops to Record Low, Poll Finds; and more

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August 5, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Sociologist: The Anti-Vaccine Con Job is Becoming Untenable; Wade Morris, Falls Creek Camp Guest Pastor, Dies of COVID-19 Complications; ‘Pray Away’ Director on Conversion Therapy: ‘It’s a Movement of Hurt People, Hurting Other People’ The Stunning, Norse-Inspired English Church of Balestrand, Norway; and more

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August 4, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Religion Scholar: We’ve Finally Begun to Confront White Christian Nationalism, But What About its Source Text?; Oklahoma Pastor and Republican Party Chair Employs Star of David to Protest Vaccine Requirements; Supreme Court Justice Breyer Rejects Maine Church’s Attempt to Block Delta Variant Restrictions that Don’t Exist; and more

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August 3, 2021

In today’s curated and news analysis headlines: Why is the South the Epicenter of Anti-Abortion Fervor?; Many Faith Leaders in North Texas Embracing Their Role in Vaccine Push; It’s Mindboggling, it’s Crazy’: ‘A Moral Obligation’: Black Ministers are Leading Rallies for Voting Rights Just as They Did During the Civil Rights Era; and more

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August 2, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Scholar: After Living Three Years Inside a Kalamazoo Church Avoiding Deportation, Pakistani Immigrant Rediscovers Freedom; Why Did a Republican Senator Ask a Biden Nominee if He Believes in God?; A Trump Supporter was Arrested After a Church Prayer Group Member Sent Texts to the FBI that Showed Him Inside the Capitol Building on January 6; and more

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July 30, 2021

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: “It Was Clear the Terrorists Perceived Themselves to be Christians”: The January 6 Select Committee Cannot Ignore the Pervasive Christian Nationalism Present That Day; Religious Leaders Weigh Reinstating Mask Mandates and Whether They Could Upset Some Members; Cutting Carbon Pollution Quickly Would Save About 74 Million Lives, Study Finds; Southern Baptists Join Catholic Bishops in Asserting ‘No Constitutional Basis’ for Abortion at All; and more.

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