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Friday Roundup

submitted October 25, 2013 by Matthew Ellis   |   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:

Muslim students fill an Episcopal food pantry via The Lead
“Other people need your help, and you need to help them,” Nameera said as she and classmate Fatin Salman prepared paper grocery bags. “You can’t be greedy. You need to help them.”

The Medieval Walking Dead via Medievalists.net
On January 1, 1091, an army of the dead came to Normandy. For one priest, it would be a night that he would never forget.

Best Modern Churches Awards Find Stunning Examples Of Sacred Architecture via Huffington Post
Claire Walker, Chief Executive of the National Churches Trust said in a press release, “As a nation we are rightly proud of our magnificent heritage of historic churches. But there are also many exciting churches which have been built in the last 60 years designed for the changing nature of religious liturgy and practice which reflect modern architecture and design."

How StoryCorps Captured the Soul of America via NPR
StoryCorps has also launched initiatives to capture the voices of special demographics: ethnic minorities, teachers, seniors, people with memory loss, even one dedicated to preserving Alaskan heritage. The archive is a paean to unsung heroes—people like Ted Weaver, a janitor and chauffeur in pre-civil-rights era Knoxville, Tennessee, who stayed up late to teach himself algebra so he could help his son Lynn with homework.

Let us know which articles you liked (or didn't) in the comments!