Blog author: jcarter
Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Union Becomes the World’s First Seminary to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Serene Jones, Time

New York’s Union Theological Seminary–home to famed theologians Paul Tillich, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as a $108.4 million endowment–will be the first seminary in the world to divest from fossil fuels.

Sex, Drugs and GDP: the Challenge of Measuring the Shadow Economy
Josh Zumbrun, Wall Street Journal

New methods of measuring economies sometimes raise eyebrows. Even more so when they involve prostitutes and mounds of cocaine.

Meriam Ibrahim and the Obama Administration
John Burger, Aleteia

Nina Shea wonders why president remains silent, even after trumpeting religious freedom policy.

Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy
Michael Paulson, New York Times

In a collision between religious freedom and antidiscrimination policies, the student group, and its advisers, have refused to agree to the college’s demand that any student, regardless of his or her religious beliefs, should be able to run for election as a leader of any group, including the Christian association.