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Catch up on our curated list of headlines for today, hand-picked from across the Web by Bruce Gourley.

January 23, 2017

  1. Evangelical Groups Urge Congress to Codify Obama’s Dreamers Action for Undocumented Immigrants (Christian Post)
  2. White, Black, Hispanic Churches Combine to Form Church in Cincinnati (WCPO)
  3. How One Montana Town Defeated Its Neo-Nazi Trolls – and Became a Model of Resistance (Yahoo News)
  4. Ex-Christian Criticizes Evangelicals for Cheering Repeal of Obamacare (Raw Story)
  5. Analysis: Donald Trump, God and the Depth of Faith (TIME)
  6. Analysis: Trump’s Inaugural Address Gets an ‘F’ in American Civil Religion (Religion Dispatches)
  7. Professor: Women’s March 2017 – The Holy Spirit Roars (Huffington Post)
  8. With Trump at Prayer Service, Clergy Speak of Compassion, Diversity (RNS)
  9. When Horse Diapers and Freedom of Religion Collide (Fox News)

January 20, 2017

  1. Google Removes Reference to Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church as ‘Shooting Range’ (Charleston Post and Courier)
  2. Muslim Professor: How Hatred of Islam is Corrupting the American Soul (ABC Australia)
  3. Anti-Muslim Preacher Robert Jeffress to Preach to Trump Before Inauguration (CNN)
  4. Controversy Swirls Around Presidential Inauguration Church Service Set for Saturday (Patch)
  5. Mixed Flock: When Democrats and Republicans Share the Pews (San Angelo Standard Times)
  6. SBC’s ERLC Advocates for Religious Discrimination in Policy Agenda (Biblical Recorder)
  7. SBC Seminary Prof Reflects on Pleas to Flip Electoral College Vote (Baptist Press)
  8. Author: Trump’s Victory Demonstrates the Exploitation of Christian Voters (Deseret News)
  9. Republican Evangelicals and Trump: Two Pastors, Two Views (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  10. Africa: Massive Burial Ground Unearthed at Medieval Monastery in Sudan (Live Science)
  11. Germany: Historic Abbey Closes (Herald-Review)
  12. Japan: Government to Ask UNESCO to List Remote Islands, Christian Sites (Japan Today)

January 19, 2017

  1. Trump-Style Politics is Putting Religion to the Test (Catholic Register)
  2. Americans Doubt Presidents, Pastors Can Lead Nation Through Challenges (BNG)
  3. A Christian Packing List for the Women’s March on Washington (Religion News Service)
  4. The ‘Scientists’ Who Support Trump’s Choice to Run the EPA are Creationists (Quarz)
  5. Highlights of the Obama Administration’s Church-State Record (Baptist Joint Committee)
  6. Q&A Interview: Holly Hollman and the Trinity Lutheran Case (Word and Way)
  7. Obama Says Voting Issues are Directly Linked to Jim Crow and Slavery (Huffington Post)
  8. Reform Group Urges Changes in Election of Baylor Regents (Baptist Standard)
  9. Alabama Baptist Mission Board to Move to Prattville (Montgomery Advertiser)
  10. Rabbis from U.S., Canada Thank Montana for Standing With Jewish Community (Billings Gazette)
  11. Why the Legacy of Shakers Will Endure (Religion News Service)
  12. Columbia: Mountain Church ‘World’s Most Beautiful’ (Yahoo News)

January 18, 2017

  1. U.S. Abortion Rate Falls to Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade (National Public Radio)
  2. Religious Involvement Lessens Likelihood of Owning a Handgun (Science Daily)
  3. MLK Jr’s Daughter Says ‘God Can Triumph Over Trump,’ Defends John Lewis (Newsweek)
  4. King Day Highlights Transition from Obama to Trump (The Atlanta Voice)
  5. Analysis: Donald Trump and Militant Evangelical Masculinity (Religion and Politics)
  6. 3 People Who See God Working Through Trump (Deseret News/RNS)
  7. Trump Will Be Sworn in With Same Bible as Lincoln and Obama (NPR)
  8. An Unusual Battle Between Church and State (WJBF)

January 17, 2017

  1. Hundreds Gather in Downtown Birmingham for MLK Day March (Weld Birmingham)
  2. King Changed the World From Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (WKRG)
  3. 1957 SBC President Drew MLK’s Praise (Biblical Recorder)
  4. First Woman and African American to Become Pastor at National Baptist Memorial Church Speaks at William Jewell College (FOX4KC)
  5. In Trump’s Feud with John Lewis, Blacks Perceive a Callous Rival (New York Times)
  6. Analysis: It’s Bigger Than John Lewis. Trump’s Team Has Been Tone Deaf on Race (Washington Post)
  7. John Lewis ‘a Racist pig,’ Gwinnett Commissioner Writes on Facebook (AJC)
  8. John Lewis Urges More Love, Not Hate at MLK Day Breakfast (NBC News)
  9. Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Still Faces Pushback (New York Times)
  10. Trump Meets With Martin Luther King Jr.’s Oldest Son on MLK Day (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  11. Leadership Changes at Baptist Joint Committee, But Commitment to Protect Religious Liberty Remains (Deseret News)
  12. Florida Group Ordered to Stop Church, Food Giveaways in Park (ABC Action News)

January 16, 2017

  1. Morgan Freeman Explores What Unites the World’s Religions in ‘The Story of God’ (Huffington Post)
  2. ‘We All Live Together’: Local Black Leaders Call for Unity in the Minority Community After Trump’s Election (Chicago Tribune)
  3. Attorney General Lynch to Speak at Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church (ABC News)
  4. Couple Hired at DC Baptist Church Among a Growing Number Called to Co-pastor in Nation’s Pulpits (Washington Post)
  5. How Betsy DeVos Used God and Amway to Take Over Michigan Politics (Politico)
  6. Man Arrested After Washington State Islamic Center Fire (RNS)
  7. Bishop Eddie Long Dies (CNN)
  8. Can Evangelicals Help Trump Thaw Relations with Russia? (The Atlantic)
  9. Middle East: Israeli Settler Leaders Will Attend Trump Inauguration (Forward)
  10. Scotland: Episcopal Church ‘Deeply Distressed’ by Koran Offence, Says Primus (BBC)
  11. Vatican: Abuse in the Catholic Church ‘Not Being Fought With Enough Force’ Claims New Book (The Guardian)

January 14, 2017

  1. This 1967 Speech at Riverside Baptist Church May Have Helped Put a Target on Martin Luther King’s Back (USA Today)
  2. The Progressive National Baptist Convention Will Discuss Trump, Black Lives Matter During Virginia Beach Convention (Virginian Pilot)
  3. Secretary of State Nominee Tillerson Questioned on Muslim Immigration Ban, Registry Ideas (BJC)
  4. Texas Proposed Bill Would Allow More Security in Churches (News4 San Antonio)
  5. Texas Baptist Lawmaker Seeks End to No-Fault Divorce (Baptist News Global)
  6. Artificial Intelligence to Learn Religion, Morality and Ethics from New Tech Fund (Computer Business Review)
  7. Russia: Religious Freedom Survey, January 2017 (Forum 18)
  8. Russia: Hundreds Protest Transfer of Russian Landmark to Church (KSWO)
  9. Egypt: Two Universities Start Religion-Blind Admission (Al-Fanar Media)

January 13, 2017

  1. President Obama Signs Proclamation Creating Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument (AL.com)
  2. Obama Names Five New National Monuments, Including Southern Civil Rights Sites (Washington Post)
  3. King’s Birthday is Not the Only Thing Worth Celebrating on January 16 (RNS)
  4. Trump to Bring Billy Graham’s Family Back into White House Circles (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
  5. Evangelical Leaders Reject Compromise, Insist Upon Right to Discriminate Against LGBT Persons (Christianity Today)
  6. TN Bible Bill Sponsors Split on Giving Legislation New Life (Tennessean)
  7. Comcast Won’t Air Ads Pursuing Mormon Church Tax Status, Organizer Says (Salt Lake Tribune)
  8. Israel: King Solomon-Era Fort in Southern Israel Reveals Its Secrets (Fox News)
  9. Israel: Women Win Landmark Case on Prayer at Western Wall [Solomon’s Wives Would Have Taken Up the Entire Space at the Western Wall!] (World Religion News)

January 12, 2017

  1. Independence Mall to Host $60M Attraction Celebrating Impact of Bible on American Life (PhillyVoice)
  2. Convicted Charleston Shooter Formally Sentenced to Death (KCBD)
  3. Fewer Churches Seem to be Planning Trips to See Trump’s Inauguration (Washington Post)
  4. December Religion Bestsellers: Mormon Guide Breaks Top 10, Hollywood Boosts ‘The Shack’ (Publishers Weekly)
  5. The CBF Clergy Sexual Misconduct Task Force: An Update (Cooperative Baptist Fellowship)
  6. India: Christians Increasingly Under Attack, Study Shows (The Guardian)
  7. Israel: High Court Orders Western Wall Rabbi to Explain Why Women Can’t Pray (RNS)

January 10, 2017

  1. Christian Groups Express ‘Grave Concerns’ About Trump Agenda, Appointments (RNS)
  2. Hundreds Join Rev. William Barber’s ‘Moral March’ in D.C. to Protest Jeff Sessions as Attorney General (Washington Post)
  3. Baptists Treated ‘Better than Muslims’ in Planning Row (Christian Today)
  4. Free MLK Jr. Tribute Concert in North Charleston (News2, SC)
  5. Dylann Roof Offers No Rebuttal During Sentencing (USA Today)
  6. Married Lesbian Couple to Lead Prominent D.C. Baptist Church (Washington Post)
  7. Golden Globes: Casey Affleck Declares ‘God is Love,’ Echoing Denzel Washington (Christian Post)
  8. Former Bengals Chaplain Scott Wright Discusses Faith in the NFL (Cincy Jungle)
  9. Israel Trip a Respite for Rehabbing Reds Pitcher Jon Moscot, One of Ten Jewish MLB Players (Cincinnati Post)
  10. Serving Faithfully: US Religious Girls in the Israeli Army (Ynet News)
  11. Where do Americans Look to Solve Nation’s Woes? (Baptist Standard/BT)
  12. Feeling So Emotional: Why We Rage About Religion on Facebook (RNS)
  13. How Awe Shapes Views of Science (Scientific American)