For those trying to follow the rapid (and whiplash-producing) developments in the field of LGBTI rights at a global level, Peter Montgomery offers a great succinct summary at Religion Dispatches today. As he notes, "If there were still any doubts that the struggle for and against the human rights of LGBT people has gone global, events this month would have erased them."
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Quote for Day: "No One Can Say They Are for the Poor as Jesus Was and Do Nothing, Nothing, Nothing for the Equality of Women"
Sister Joan Chittister to a panel of scholars of religion at the American Academy of Religion meeting in November:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
As the day ends, here's a selection of commentary (and news reports) on Time's choice of Pope Francis as 2013 person of the year. Time's two statements first, followed by commentary and news reports, alphabetical by the surname of authors:
News: Bro Porn, G. Gänswein & Pain, Gays & Russia, Children & Eating, Cruelty & Irresponsibility, Greed & Prosperity, Mandela's Legacy
A mid-week tally of articles about the abuse crisis in the Catholic church that have caught my eye in the past few days: