(RNS) Did everything come up roses? Sadly, no. It was a rotten year in some respects. Think NSA, Chase Bank, John Boehner, Koch Brothers, scammers preying on soldiers and the elderly, payday lenders and other bottom-feeders. Even so, I end the year feeling positive.
Articles tagged “Facebook”
(RNS) Old ideas just need to be abandoned and something fresh and responsive allowed to emerge. Old ideas always benefit someone, and those someones tend to push back to protect their benefits. But that self-protective push-back isn’t a viable strategy.
A panel discussion hosted by the National Religious Broadcasters considers incidents of “viewpoint censorship,” when new media companies block conservative Christian speech.
“People often miss irony on the Internet. It’s a joke people! If you take this seriously, you really shouldn’t be following me!” megachurch pastor Rick Warren initially posted in a Facebook comment.
(RNS) A new study finds that social media like Twitter and Facebook tear down economic and geographic barriers to help homeless people connect to their families and support networks. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) A new survey finds that Americans, while mostly religious, do not use social media to supplement worship and mostly keep their faith private online. By Chris Lisee.
(RNS) Instead of turning on each other, as the wealthy and powerful want us to do, let's name the bad and incompetent behavior of the wealthy and powerful – and hold them accountable. By Tom Ehrich.
(RNS) Jean Younis is a Christian but she's donning a headscarf to stand in solidarity with Shaima Alawadi, the Iraqi immigrant and mother of five who died March 24 three days after being beaten in her home in El Cajon, Calif. By Omar Sacirbey
(RNS) Why do I find Facebook encouraging? I am encouraged when people want to express themselves. I am encouraged that people risk disagreeing. I am encouraged that people still care about their society, and that we haven't left the public square to the shouters and ideologues. By Tom Ehrich.