Sojourners: Why Social Media Is a Last Resort for Survivors of Clergy Abuse

Sojourners: Why Social Media Is a Last Resort for Survivors of Clergy Abuse. “Mainstream media has played a crucial role in giving voice to survivors. As Christine Parker pointed out in a recent interview with Robert Downen: ‘Church leaders aren’t listening to survivors until the media tells their story for them.’ The rise of social media in the past decade has provided an additional — and no less significant — outlet for #ChurchToo survivors to tell their stories, though not without great cost.”

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.”

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.”

Trib Live: Pittsburgh institute gearing up for impending sainthood of Cardinal Newman

Trib Live: Pittsburgh institute gearing up for impending sainthood of Cardinal Newman. “As interest in [John Henry] Newman’s sainthood builds, the Oakland institute hopes to capitalize on the canonization by launching the NINS Digital Collection — expected to be the most comprehensive digital archive of Newman-related works in the country. In total, the NINS Digital Collection will house more than 200,000 digitized images of Newman’s handwritten papers, his published books and articles, and never-before-seen manuscripts from the Birmingham Oratory archive.”

Story+: Where Humanities Students Combine Creative Storytelling And Research (Duke Today)

Duke Today: Story+: Where Humanities Students Combine Creative Storytelling And Research. “This year, [Jerusha] Neal serves as supervisor for three undergrads with co-supervisor Peace Lee, a Duke Divinity School Th.D. candidate. The team is recovering sermons from women preachers and analyzing the connections between their rhetoric and identities…. With Duke Chapel Records Digital collection, the team will analyze more than 250 sermons from women preachers between the years of 1972 and 2001. At Duke Chapel, at least five to 10 sermons were preached by women a year. “

Baylor University: Preacher Archives Add New Element to Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project

Baylor University: Preacher Archives Add New Element to Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. “The Black Gospel Music Restoration Project at Baylor University is preserving more than just gospel music. In the past few years, Baylor journalism professor and former Billboard gospel music editor Robert Darden and his team have undertaken the project of restoring and preserving recorded sermons from black preachers in addition to the gospel music. While both are equally important to preserve, finding sermons to preserve comes with a unique set of challenges.”