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Friday Roundup

submitted May 23, 2014 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments

Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week:

Stand by Me: Memorial Day and the Healing of Souls from The Huffington Post
If you have to reassure someone that you're not abandoning them, it may be because they feel you slipping away. In John 14, Jesus is responding to the anxiety of those he loves. "I will not leave you orphaned," he says, but it is not clear how he will keep that promise. In a few hours, his arrest, trial, crucifixion and death will all have been accomplished. It will feel as if he has, in fact, abandoned them, or been torn away from them.

More than half of Americans can't swim well enough to save themselves. Can you? from TODAY Health
As the summer season kicks off for Memorial Day, the Red Cross launched a national campaign Tuesday to encourage more Americans to learn now only how to swim but to become stronger swimmers. “Most Americans can’t swim nearly as well as they believe they can,” said Laura Howe, a Red Cross spokeswoman.

The Walking Bicycle Club is Trying to Change the Way We Ride from Spoon & Tango
The bicycle is deeply engrained in Japan’s history. Even by the 1920s the bicycle in Japan had achieved ubiquitous status with the government, in 1927, declaring November 11 to be “Bicycle Commemoration Day.” At the time, government officials noted that Japan had become “the foremost bicycle riding country in the world.” And while the bicycle itself has evolved, its status as a mainstay has little changed.

Sharing Faith Dinners inspires thousands across the country from Episcopal Digital Network
Thousands of Episcopalians across the United States gathered in homes, restaurants and churches last Thursday, May 15, to share a meal and share stories of their faith. In the third year of Sharing Faith Dinners, the Dioceses of West Texas, Fort Worth, Northwest Texas, North Carolina and a few individual churches across the country and even Canada joined the Diocese of Texas for the annual event.

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