Conversation Starters 4/19/17
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 Greg Fallis
I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s Financial District some five weeks ago. I have occasionally added a comment or two to some of the online discussions about the statue.
by Maggie Penman, NPR
Just three days after Google announced that it had "closed the gender pay gap globally" on Equal Pay Day, a Department of Labor official testified in federal court that there is "systemic" discrimination against women at Google.
by Matthew Nussbaum, Politico
The president is mentioning God more than ever during his public appearances.
by Susan Chiro, New York TImes
Consider the irony: Even as liberal women denounce the Trump presidency as a bastion of male swagger and anti-woman policies, could it prove a platform for Nikki R. Haley to emerge as a viable Republican presidential candidate?
by Andrew Roth, Washington Post
Chechen state television promised over the weekend to produce a tell-all investigation into reports on the torture of gay men in that Russian republic — not into the question of torture itself, but into how the story saw the light of day.
by Jeff Chu, Religion News Service
After news emerged that Princeton Theological Seminary intended to honor Tim Keller, pastor of New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, people were outraged.
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