Quick Hits from across the globe for 06.01.18.
Hypocritical. Judgmental. Homophobic. Mean-spirited. For decades, the so-called mainline church has been in decline in part because those who leave it use these and other adjectives to describe their experience with Christianity. Now, as Christendom looks itself squarely in the mirror, it faces the reality that up to one-in-three millennials do not claim a religious affiliation.
The Triangle Business Journal, the very widely-read and respected weekly business newspaper for the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, holds a quarterly “Power Breakfast” featuring an area senior leader with a few hundred local business leaders. The Spring 2017 breakfast held April 6 featured the newly elected N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper. Gov. Cooper is quite unique, as he was the first challenger to defeat a sitting governor in our state since 1850.
The National League of Cities recognized six cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their communities, 40 organizations protested in front of the White House on International Women’s Day on March 8 and the United States Department of State announced that its official delegation to the 61st annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women included representatives of two organizations known to oppose the United Nations human rights system, LGBTQ rights, and women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.