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Friday Roundup: Read This

submitted August 16, 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:

Mark Stevenson named Episcopal Church Domestic Poverty Missioner via Episcopal News Service
In this position, Stevenson will be responsible for work related to Anglican Mark of Mission 4, The transformation of unjust structures of society, which the 77th General Convention designated as a budget priority and structured with a focus on the alleviation of poverty in the United States.

Lutherans elect Elizabeth Eaton as first female presiding bishop via Episcopal News Service
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton was elected Aug. 14 as presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She was elected on the fifth ballot at the 2013 ELCA Churchwide Assembly meeting Aug. 12-17 in Pittsburgh.

See: Werner Herzog's Harrowing Anti-Texting-While-Driving Documentary via ARTery
Werner Herzog, the director of the 2005 film “Grizzly Man,” has arrived with another stunning documentary, “From One Second to the Next,” a harrowing recounting of accidents caused by drivers dangerously distracted by texting.

Guns In Church, The Debate Over Armed Preachers Heats Up via Huffington Post
At the heart of the debate is a difference in theological opinion; those for and against both say they've got God on their side. For some, guns and faith are at odds. They believe in praying for safety and in turning the other cheek. But others cite increasing violence on church properties and say that faith alone is not always enough. [See our blog post here on this.]

Young Doctors Pave Way for End-of-Life Conversations via ABC News
Doctors at Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I., are breaking new ground — but it’s not the old guard — it’s the residents, those doctors fresh out of medical school and in the throes of training, who are demanding to be taught how to interact with their patients preparing for end-of-life care.

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