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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.

February 1, 2023

First Baptist Jacksonville Responds to Concerns About LGBTQ Stance; Far-Right Project that Pushed Election Lies Expands Mission as Trump Ramps up 2024 Campaign; Hitler Became the German Chancellor 90 Years Ago. The World is Still Recovering. (and more)

January 31, 2023

Texas Painter Unites Religion and Art in Images Inspired by Jewish Life in the South; Tiny, Christian Nationalist Hillsdale College is Driving the Right’s Nationwide War Against Public Schools; How to Turn the Tide on Violations Based on Religion or Belief? (and more)

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January 30, 2023

Church Provides Winter Light in Norweigan Arctic Mining Town Where Sun Never Rises; Tyre Nichols Case Revives Calls for Changes in Police Culture; Waco-Area Methodist Churches Seeing Denomination’s Split (and more)

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January 27, 2023

First Baptist Jacksonville Requires Members to Sign Homophobic ‘Statement on Biblical Sexuality’; New Book Suggest Florida Cult Inspired Waco’s David Koresh; ‘Utopia is a Place that Accommodate Every Body’ (and more)

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January 26, 2023

Pope Opens Up on Sex Abuse Cases, Says Church Must Do More; South Carolina Committee Advances Limits to Classroom Teaching on Race; How Southern California Helped Birth White Christian Nationalism (and more)

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January 25, 2023

How Today’s Parents Say Their Approach to Parenting Does – or Doesn’t – Match Their Own; ‘Moment of Silence’ Bill in Nebraska Legislature Spurs Debate on Prayer in Schools; Baptisms Turn Deadly with South African Floods (and more)

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January 24, 2023

Demonic Politics: The Rise of Spirit Warriors on the Christian Right; Another Church Shutters in NC. What Others Must Do to Survive.; On Migrants and Immigration: What Are We Afraid Of? (and more)

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January 23, 2023

Faith Leaders and Organizers Unite on Reproductive Freedom for Roe’s 50th Anniversary; How the Catholic Church Helped Shape the Anti-Abortion Movement in America; Whitehead and Perry: White Christian Nationalism Isn’t Pro-Life. It’s Pro-Order; Science Won’t Ever Make Philosophy or Religion Obsolete; (and more)

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January 20, 2023

Evangelical Leaders are ‘Disloyal,’ Trump says. His Real Worry is Broader.; Evangelical Christians Represented Significant Faction of Capital Rioters in Brazil; US Professor Sues University Over Prophet Muhammad Image Row (and more)

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January 19, 2023

Christianity Today Columnist: Anti-Liberalism in America is a Delusion of ‘Freedom’ That Will Only Lead to Violence; The Christian Right’s Mounting Attacks on Trans Youth; The Abuse of Religion to Foster Extremism is a Universal Phenomenon (and more)

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January 18, 2023

Following MLK’s Footsteps Means Resisting Christian Nationalism; The Pastor of Dallas’s First Baptist Church on W.A. Criswell, Donald Trump, and God Himself; Black, LGBTQ, and Religious Groups Ask Biden to Drop the National Prayer Breakfast; A Historic Meeting of Orthodox Christian Scholars Confronts Divisions and War (and more)

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January 17, 2023

Biden Becomes the First Sitting President to Deliver a Sunday Sermon at MLK’s Church; The Kind of Revolution that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Envisioned; Deaths of Despair May be Driven by Loss of Religion, Paper Says (and more)

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January 13, 2023

$2.5M Grant Will Study Religion in Mississippi and Restore Historic Black Church; Tech Gets Religion on AI: Inside the Vatican Summit with Islamic and Jewish Leaders, Microsoft and IBM; Indigenous Artist Featured at Super Bowl for First Time (and more)

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January 12, 2023

Martin Luther King III and His Family Share Reading List to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Church and State Mingle at Sarah Hucklebee Sanders’ Inauguration Service; Church of England Says it Knew of Slavery Links; Sets Up Fund to Address ‘Shameful’ Past (and more)

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January 11, 2023

Oklahoma’s Endorsement of Religious Charter Schools Could Alter Legal Landscape for Choice; South Carolina’s Largest UMC Church Set to Leave Denomination; Israel’s Changing Demographics Show Far-Right Rule is Here to Stay (and more)

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January 10, 2022

Abortion in America: How Access and Attitudes Have Changed Through the Centuries; Mt. Airy Church Opens 24/7 Outdoor Food Pantry for Community; What These 14 Religions Believe About God, in Photos; Jerusalem’s 2,000 Year-Old Pilgrimage Road Preparing for Modern Revival (and more)

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