Conversation Starters 3/21/17
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 Peter Beinart, The Atlantic
The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse.
by Frances Robles and Alan Blinder, The New York Times
In a startling denunciation of capital punishment in a state with one of the nation’s largest death rows, the new chief prosecutor in Orlando, Fla., said Thursday that her office would no longer seek the death penalty.
by Gail Strange, Presbyterian Mission Agency
n a room filled with women from around the world, participants attending the opening of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s parallel event at the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) waited expectantly to hear what presenters had to say about gender discrimination within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
by Liza Mundy, The Atlantic
Tech companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve conditions for female employees. Here’s why not much has changed—and what might actually work.
by Gabriella Canal, Global Citizen
Worldwide, a mere 16 women are heads of states and government, eight of whom are their country’s first woman in power.
by Christopher Wright, The LA Times
Yet another fight is shaping up over elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, which on Thursday the Trump administration announced as part of its first federal budget proposal.