By Marisa Fraley, Staff Writer

As religious leaders, it is important to be aware of what is going on in our world. Below, I have compiled a mix of various stories that are relevant to the work that we do.

 

  1. Pope Francis Calls For Church to be More Inclusive

 

Pope Francis issued a document calling for a change to some traditional Catholic doctrine when it comes to views on family. He is calling for the church to be less judgmental. We’ll have to see what effects this has on the Catholic Church and Christianity as a whole.

 

  1. Don’t Give Me Your Unconditional Love

 

A powerful blog post that should make us pause and think what language we use when talking to others, and contemplate how our actions of ‘love’ might actually be perceived.

 

  1. What Islam Is

 

In a time where it is imperative we educate ourselves and those around us about the true beliefs of Islam, here is an article that discusses beliefs in Islam that we often don’t discuss.

 

  1. Spiritual Children Books

 

If you are looking for a break from all the heavy reading we have to do, but still want to convince yourself you’re being productive, here are a list of spiritual Children’s books you can read.

 

  1. Church Using Solar Panels

 

A local church in Greensboro is using solar panels on their roof for their electricity, to express their faith, and belief in the importance of taking care of God’s creation.