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As Catholic church abuse scandals continue to emerge worldwide, there is a new way that that those in positions of authority, but who are not ordained priests, are taking advantage of their parishioners. Kathryn Joyce has a piece on Religion Dispatches this morning. In 2008, when Katia Birge, a U.S.-born journalist and translator now living in Mexico, was…

Killing the Buddha

“Liquid Faith,” African Style

Duncan Scrymgeour just wrote to us from Los Angeles with a fascinating addendum to Monday’s article: I read “Liquid Faith” by Mark Bergen with profound interest. I noticed similar movement among Latino immigrants in the largest center of that community here in Los Angeles. I published my research in 1996 in New Trends and Developments…