Energy Up: The Week’s Finest Reads
1. Explainer: Legal guidelines and customs in Qatar forward of 2022 World Cup: The autocratic nation “has sought to painting itself as welcoming to foreigners however conventional Muslim values stay sturdy within the hereditarily dominated emirate,” The Related Press’ Isabel Debre explains.
Qatar “says it can loosen up for the unprecedented inflow of vacationers. However followers attending the World Cup needs to be aware of Qatar’s legal guidelines and cultural customs, together with insurance policies for alcohol, medicine, sexuality and costume code.”
In a associated story, the AP faith workforce’s Mariam Fam and Luis Andres Henao report that some LGBTQ followers are skipping the World Cup, fearing hostility.
2. Who desires to stay with Catholic nuns? Faculty co-eds: “At Pennsylvania’s Neumann College, undergraduates share a convent with sisters,” The Wall Road Journal’s Melissa Korn stories.
“Sisters and college students are actually getting within the behavior of assembly up for nature walks, buying and selling journey suggestions, planning knitting classes, extending occasional dinner invites and marveling on the lives each other leads,” this front-page A-Hed characteristic notes.
CONTINUE READING: “Religion And Politics: Winners And Losers In The 2022 Midterm Elections” by Bobby Ross, Jr., at Faith Unplugged.