Rakem Balogun is believed to be the first person targeted and prosecuted under a secretive U.S. surveillance effort to track so-called “black identity extremists.”
“It makes sense that Kate Bowler, whose career began with a motorcycle-driving pastor of a Mennonite megachurch, would also be the person you’d want to hear from about life with incurable Stage 4 cancer. When life hands you the incomprehensible, sometimes all you can do is pay attention.”
“The question of what priests and popes should wear — and the scale of grandeur they should evoke — ties into a much wider ecclesiastical culture clash over liturgy, pomp, and tradition.”
“We can’t control the words or actions of those in political power, or those in religion who have become their chaplains. But we can control what we do, what we believe, how we pray, how we speak, and how we act — and where we do it.”
A beautiful profile of slain journalist Jim Foley’s mother, Diane, on her faith, her work, and how she survived his Jim’s death.
In the #MeToo era, the definition and limitations of consent comes to the fore via these testimonies.
Here’s your Friday #longread unpacking global “Goldilocks zones” — “in which a society is just inhumane enough to ignore the suffering of vulnerable strangers, rendering sanctuary necessary, but just humane enough to refrain from violating the sanctity of its faith communities.”
It is no longer a priority to keep detained families at the same site.
One more take on the video to add to your queue.
“Hammon coached the Spurs' summer league team to a Las Vegas Summer League championship in 2015. She was a six-time All-Star in her 16-year WNBA playing career, retiring in 2014 to accept the San Antonio assistant-coaching job under Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.”