- Jul 8, 2020
Dozens of Indian celebrities have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and stop rising incidents of attacks on minorities, misuse of religion by Hindu hard-liners and intolerance against dissent in the country.
On India’s Republic Day, a bishop warns that when values weaken in society, use of force takes over … from the side of the government, and/or between citizens themselves. Unfairness increases in every form, and minorities and the weaker sections of society suffer the most.
Seminaries have started offering courses on Black Lives Matter, the movement and the theology related to it. The focus is on church and community, in order to address police brutality, concerns about violent crime and help people understand the power of voting.
Current California law exempts religious schools from nondiscrimination laws in cases where applying them violates their beliefs. A new bill on higher education, however, would force faith-based institutions to choose between compromising their deeply held beliefs or risking an endless wave of costly litigation.
Catholic chaplains in America who work at the intersection of police forces and minority communities are struggling to deal with a violent summer, saying that when they listen to people on the ground, what they’re hearing is “sadness, pain, fear.”