Conversation Starters 2/10/17
What are you thinking about what is going on in the world? Here’s the top stories from women, ministry, and world news this week.
by Jonathan Merritt, Religion News Service
In 2010, Barna Group released a poll indicating that four out of 10 non-church Americans claim they do not attend due to negative experiences with churches or congregants. Seven years later, I doubt the numbers have improved.
by Aaron Rupar, Think Progress
During his Wednesday press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer characterized Nordstrom’s decision to discontinue sales of Ivanka Trump-branded products as “an attack” that is “not acceptable.”
by WITW staff, Women in the World
Women occupy just 24 percent of senior management roles in the United States, a meager proportion that has not grown at all since 2007. Studies have found that women don’t put themselves forward for top positions as frequently as men — and a new paper published in Administrative Science Quarterly suggests why that might be the case.
by Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian
The pontiff did not directly refer to Donald Trump’s plan to build a fence along his country’s border with Mexico, but made a thinly veiled criticism of it.
by Liz Robbins, New York Times
A hearty cheer some 50 voices strong greeted the eight members of the Khoja family Tuesday night as they wheeled their luggage into the arrivals area of Kennedy International Airport.
by Joshua Holland
An explosion of new activism offers a ray of hope in these dark political times.
McConnell's comments on Warren, "She was warned. She was given an explanation. She persisted" became a rally meme, overlaying #shepersisted on feminist icons.