Modern Cloister

In The News: Losing Our Religion, Refugee Cap, Human-Monkey Embryo, Women Songwriters, and Dawkins Excommunicated

April 29, 2021

In this "In The News" episode, we discuss a recent Gallup poll showing church membership dropped below 50% for the first time, Biden's failure to raise the refugee cap, the first monkey-human embryo, women songwriters, and Richard Dawkins losing the "Human of the Year" award. 

Resources mentioned during the episode:

Gallup Poll 
U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time
Losing Our Religion by Russell Moore
Politics Podcast: Americans Are Losing Their Religion. That’s Changing Politics
Modern Cloister: The Decline of Community
Modern Cloister: The Future of Community

Refugee Ceiling
How Evangelicals Pushed Back on Biden’s Refugee Reversal
Biden reverses course on refugee cap after faith groups express outrage
Book Review: Seeking Refuge -- On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis 

The nonprofit we mentioned is World Relief, an evangelical nonprofit that serves and advocates for the world’s most vulnerable people, and this work includes refugee resettlement. For those interested, we encourage you to check out their work. In full disclosure, we have both donated to and volunteered with them. 

Medical Ethics
First Monkey–Human Embryos Reignite Debate Over Hybrid Animals

Women Songwriters 
Brave Worship Podcast

Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins Loses ‘Humanist of the Year’ Title Over Trans Comments

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