Mashable: Youth pastors are deeply uncool, but this TikTok priest is leaning into it

Mashable: Youth pastors are deeply uncool, but this TikTok priest is leaning into it. “Youth pastors are profoundly uncool. Father David Peters, the Episcopalian priest who keeps going viral on TikTok, has managed to connect with internet culture in spite of that fact.”

Trib Live: Pittsburgh institute launches largest online Newman archive in the world

Trib Live: Pittsburgh institute launches largest online Newman archive in the world. “The Oakland-based National Institute for Newman Studies this week launched the NINS Digital Collections, an interactive, online platform that is home to more than 250,000 [Cardinal John Henry] Newman archives. The collection includes letters, library records, photographs, maps, handwritten papers, published books and never-before-seen manuscripts.”

Religion News Service: Boston’s Catholic archdiocese expands effort to digitize archives

Religion News Service: Boston’s Catholic archdiocese expands effort to digitize archives. “When Thomas Lester began his job as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston’s archivist in 2014, he quickly noticed that many of the archdiocese’s bound archives containing centuries of records of sacraments performed by its clergy were beginning to fall apart.”

Sikh Sangat News: World’s First Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum (ASVM) Launched

Sikh Sangat News: World’s First Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum (ASVM) Launched. “Thursday 8th August saw the launch of a new ground breaking Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum (ASVM), a revolutionary project bringing to life Sikh relics and artefacts, at New Walk Museum in Leicester UK…. New objects will be added to the website, culminating in a full interactive 3d Sikh online museum in 2020.”

Asbarez: ‘The Christian Architecture of the Levant’ Website Launched

Asbarez: ‘The Christian Architecture of the Levant’ Website Launched. “The initial 3,300 photographs, plans and maps of 118 sites presented on the Website are composed of secular, ecclesiastical and military construction within Turkey, from the Byzantine, Cilician Armenian and late Medieval periods. By exposing this material to the widest possible audience, the donors hope to encourage dialogue, provide documentation for publications, and facilitate efforts for the preservation of these endangered monuments.”

State Archives of North Carolina: State Archives Announces the Collection of Elmer Gibson, Pioneering African American Army Chaplain

State Archives of North Carolina: State Archives Announces the Collection of Elmer Gibson, Pioneering African American Army Chaplain. “The Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the availability for researchers of the Elmer P. Gibson Papers (MMP 9). This collection documents the U.S. Army service of pioneering African American chaplain, Elmer P. Gibson of Greensboro, N.C., and Philadelphia, PA…. The Elmer P. Gibson Papers help document one of the unsung heroes of the American civil rights movement of the twentieth century, and one of the most important forces for racial integration of the U.S. military. All of Gibson’s photographs are available for viewing online in an album on the State Archives’ Flickr page.”

Library of Congress Blog: Now Online! The Gandhara Scroll, a Rare 2,000-Year-Old Text of Early Buddhism

Library of Congress Blog: Now Online! The Gandhara Scroll, a Rare 2,000-Year-Old Text of Early Buddhism. “The Library’s Gandhara Scroll, one of the world’s oldest Buddhist manuscripts, has been painstakingly preserved and digitized, making it available to readers online after years of delicate work. The document, written on a birch bark scroll about 2,000 years ago, offers rare insight into the eary history of Buddhism.”