WASHINGTON (RNS) Everyone on Twitter is learning that a hashtag cuts both ways — it can be hijacked or lampooned by detractors, and it’s a key way that online activists are pushing back against opposing messages or what some might even call hate speech.
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A longtime mayor of DC could receive quite the funeral. TV tests: Will voters vote for an atheist? Plus, Ferguson activists are finding safe places in churches.
What cities might Pope Francis visit on his 2015 U.S. tour? The New Yorker envisions an updated Bible. And the USPS has unveiled a new Christmas stamp.
The new Serial podcast is buzzing. Plus, another doctor who has contracted Ebola in Africa will be transported to the U.S. And there’s a better way to break the Internet than Kim Kardashian.
(RNS) Organizers say the new conference will show that while the Catholic hierarchy is split on how to address contemporary challenges to marriage and family life, the church can nonetheless seek common ground with religious leaders outside the Vatican.
29-year-old Brittany Maynard has died. Daredevil Nik Wallenda broke records in Chicago. And Mars Hill, the multisite church founded by Mark Driscoll, is being dissolved.
(RNS) For both sides, alleged friendships could pose a risk, as relationships could be perceived as acceptance.