Day: September 22, 2016

Refugee resettlement: Texas bishops respond to Texas governor

Refugee resettlement: Texas bishops respond to Texas governor

The state of Texas has officially given notice to the Office of Refugee Resettlement that it will withdraw from the federal program if the state’s security plan is not approved by the ORR. Governor Greg Abbott’s words in that notice: “The federal government’s refugee settlement program is riddled with serious problems that pose a threat […]

Growing but not voting: The religious nones

Growing but not voting: The religious nones

Religion News Service published a piece today exploring the implications of a new study out from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) – the religious nones are growing (not unexpected): The number of unaffiliated young people has jumped fourfold since 1986 — from 10 to 39 percent. And overall 1 in 4 Americans call themselves […]

Pope Francis: Artisans of Peace

Pope Francis: Artisans of Peace

On the World Day of Prayer for Peace, yesterday, Pope Francis participated in an interfaith event calling for an end to human suffering. It was reported by Crux: Surrounded by leaders of the world’s major religions, including Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, followers of traditional faiths and even atheists, as well as survivors of war […]