Beyonce, Chance the Rapper, A Tribe Called Quest bring religion to Grammys

Summary: ““They (black artists0 don’t see the secular and the sacred as being two different things. This is an animated universe with spirits and life and diversity and lots of modes of giftedness that are happening all at once, and it’s not either-or; it’s both-and,” Greer said.”

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Girl Scout Cookies and Community

Summary: “Selling for the first time during the hundredth year of cookie sales is pretty cool, a kind of standing on the shoulders of giants. It’s humbling to think of all the girls who’ve come before her, before me and my mom. And it’s that essence of community that we’ve tried to cultivate throughout the sale window. ”

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Digitally mined from www.christandpopculture.com

 

Mark Zuckerberg’s Answer to a World Divided by Facebook Is More Facebook

Summary: “In our conversation, [Zuckerberg] says his model for an online community might look something like Saddleback, the evangelical Southern California megachurch led by pastor Rick Warren. It’s a surprising example from a man who seems steeped in the liberal pluralism of Silicon Valley.”

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THE IMPORTANCE OF LIBRARIES IN COMMUNITIES

Summary: “Many people believe libraries to be a thing of the past due to the digital revolution and the rise of a gadget enamored society.  The role of libraries as community centers is often undervalued leading to shrinking budgets and sometimes even closure.   However, the increase of technologically mediated life is perhaps the reason why public libraries are important institutions for bringing together communities and providing a safe place in which individuals can gather to interact, learn and explore.”

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Digitally mined from: www.altmuslimah.com

 

WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY?

Summary: I have been a part of the Tabletop Gaming Community for most of my life and over the past decade I have continued to watch this community grow. At a time when the church is unsure of its place within the culture, tabletop gaming events can be a wonderful place for traditional churches to open their doors and become a welcoming space for people trying to build a community based around face-to-face interaction.—Derek W. White

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Digitally mined from www.geekandsundry.com