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.

July 5, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Roe is Over. Prison Sentences Are on the Way.; Myths About Abortion and Women’s Mental Health are Widespread, Experts Say; In the Dobbs Supreme Court Abortion Decision, These Untruths are Self-Evident (and more)

May 13, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: White Nationalists Get Religion: On the Far-Right Fringe, Catholics and Racists Forge a Movement; Native American Boarding Schools in Kansas Supported US Land Grab and Forced Cultural Assimilation; Dispute Over School Anti-Racism Policies, ‘Critical Race Theory’ Move to Courts; Bible Used to Fuel Homophobia in Africa (and more)

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May 12, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Why Tennessee is Just Now Looking to Life a Ban on Clergy in the Legislature; With Piles of Campaign Cash, Christian Activists Make North Texas School Board Races a State Battleground; Religion Professor: Marjorie Taylor Green’s Version of Christianity is a Massive Betrayal of the Teachings of Jesus; United Methodist Churches Cannot Disaffiliate from Denomination, Church Court Rules (and more)

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May 11, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: How Politics Poisoned the Evangelical Church; How Christian Nationalism Perverted the Justice System and Gutted Our Rights; Orthodox Christian Churches are Drawing in Far-Right American Convert; Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Local Church Form Partnership to Host Thinking About Race Event (and more)

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May 10, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Abortion: Why is the Court Using Religious Belief to Alter What Should Be Secular Law?; Questions Raised Over Similarities, Including Bible Verses, in San Diego Police Department Requests for COVID-19 Vaccine Exemptions; Caste Doesn’t Just Exist in India or Hinduism – It is Pervasive Across Many Religions in South Asia and the Diaspora; Moscow Continues Ignoring Church Leaders’ Pleas for Peace (and more)

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May 9, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: After Leak, Religious Rift Over Legal Abortion on Display; A 49-Year Old Crusade: Inside the Movement to Overturn Roe v. Wade; Walla Union Bulletin; Centuries-Old Passion Play Returns After Pandemic Break (and more)

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May 6, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Louisiana Wants to Make Abortion a Crime of Murder. Supporters Even Say its Unconstitutional.; Abortion was Only a Means to Religious Power for Political Right; Religion Doesn’t Always Justify Anti-Abortion Rhetoric. Look at Judaism; Rabbi Reveals Why Abortion Access is Important – and Supported by Scripture (and more)

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May 5, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: With Roe Teetering, Religious Activists on Both Sides Flock to the Supreme Court; ‘Abortion Restrictions are Racist’: Women of Color in South Face Overturning Roe v. Wade; How Evangelicalism’s Twin Seeds of Biblical Literalism and Constitutional Originalism Spelled the End of Roe; Alabama Church of ‘Bloody Sunday’ on Endangered Places List (and more)

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May 4, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Supreme Court Draft Opinion Would Overturn Roe v. Wade Published by Politico; ‘Like the Pentagon Papers’: Legal Experts Shocked at Supreme Court Clerk Leak; Grooming and the Christian Politics of Innocence; In Mexico, an Entire Town Has Its Cross to Bear (and more)

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May 3, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: A Conservative Christian Quietly Battles Against Right-Wing Hysteria; Supreme Court: Boston Can’t Deny Christian Flag if it Flies Other Flags on City Hall Pole; Long-Serving Pastor George Mason of Wilshire Baptist Church Delivers Last Sermon; Rare ‘Wicked Bible’ that Encourages Adultery Discovered in New Zealand (and more)

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May 2, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Sunday School Paused During the Pandemic: Will it Come Back?; ‘It’s Christ or Chaos’: Idaho’s Newest Family Policy Center and its Biblical Beliefs; Interfaith Trolley Offered Tour of Religion in America (and more)

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April 29, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: How Race and Religion Have Always Played a Role in Who Gets Refuge in the US; Can Liberty University be Saved?; Conservative Catholic Group Calls Greene a ‘Disgrace’ Over Comments About Church (and more)

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April 28, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Sanctuary Leaders, Immigrant Rights Groups, Church Reinstate Lawsuit Against ICE; Why Being Science Anti-Science is Now Part of Many Rural Americans’ Identity; Marjorie Taylor Greene Clarifies How ‘Satan is Controlling’ Catholic Church (and more)

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April 26, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Coalition of Local Faiths Vows to Advocate for Affordable Housing, Address Systemic Woes;mBook Challenges Mount in Florida Schools, Including the Bible; Teachers Tried to Convert Me to Christianity: TN Student Complain; Review: A Novel with Recipes Pokes Fun at Church Politics (and more)

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April 22, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: Nigerian Baptist Convention Holds 109th Session, Calls for God to Install His Chosen Political Leaders ‘at all Levels of Government’; The Surprising Voice of Charlie Duke: An Astronaut Reaches for Heaven; Putin Demands Israel Give Russia Control of Historic Jerusalem Church; Tensions Over Race, Religion in France’s Presidential Race (and more)

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April 21, 2022

In today’s curated news and analysis headlines: The Scientific Meltdown Over a Controversial Discovery of ‘Biblical Sodom’; ‘Straight, white, Christian’ Michigan Lawmaker’s Forceful Speech Refutes ‘Grooming’ Attack; How a St. Louis Pastor Triggered a War Within the Presbyterian Church in America (and more)

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