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 […]
Day: September 22, 2016
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 […]
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 […]
It has never really dawned on me before that, since I’m a habitual Christian, I’m like the people of Nazareth, overly familiar with Jesus. I am in danger of ignoring the call of the Christ to the yearning God-thing within me.