1. Euro 2012 photos
I’ve been enjoying watching some of the Euro 2012 matches on watchespn.com, though I can’t say I particularly have a vested interest in any one country. The Big Picture has a great collection of photos of fans from the first few days of the tournament, held this year in Ukraine and Poland.
2. Cristianismo Hoy
It sounds like Christianity Today may begin publishing a Spanish language magazine in 2013:
The decision marks a significant step to engage the United States’ exploding Latino church community—nearly 15% of Latinos in America are now evangelical, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, and that number continues to rise. “Cristianismo Hoy aims to provide a credible, balanced, and unifying evangelical voice for Spanish speaking church leaders in the United States and around the world,” reads the new edition’s working purpose statement.
A rancorous political environment is primarily responsible for driving a “national civility disorder” and most Americans say politics is increasingly uncivil, complicating resolution of major issues and deterring qualified people from entering public service. Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate partnered with KRC Research to conduct the third annual poll on Civility in America: A Nationwide Survey.
Many organizations teach the poor job skills and business practices. But as the church, we bring something more: the gospel of Jesus Christ. This gospel calls us to la vida plena, or “full life,” and it transforms every aspect of our lives, including our work.
5. Dying for Land
If you’ve seen the 1980s movie The Mission, based on historical events in South America in the 1700s, watch this video to see what life is like for the Guaraní in Brazil today:
Repaso is intended as a thought-provoking compilation of news and commentary from the past week related to the intersections of faith, development, justice and peace. As always, I welcome your thoughts on any of the links and ideas in this roundup!
[Photo credit: Andres Kudacki/Associated Press via The Big Picture]