The Slingshot: Berrigan dies, Wheaton’s disgrace and the Sistine Chapel rocks

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Need to know: 05/02/2016

Radical priest

Daniel Berrigan, anti-war priest, dies at 94

The Jesuit became synonymous with peace activism in the Vietnam era and beyond. More from Religion News Service


U2 guitarist makes history as he rocks the Sistine Chapel

The lead guitarist for Bono's band described the venue as "the most beautiful parish hall in the world." More from Religion News Service


Massive fire engulfs historic N.Y. church on Orthodox Easter

A four-alarm fire engulfs a Serbian church hours after its Easter celebration. More from The New York Post

Some alum

Wheaton group blasts college’s silence over Hastert confession

The Christian college's gay community rebukes it for failing to strongly condemn its famous grad. More from Religion News Service

Loaned on faith

Priceless Israeli artifacts head to DC Bible museum

But whose aims will the exhibit serve? More from The Times of Israel

Bonus tracks

Prayerful politics

Christians are ‘called to resist’ Trump

Faithfulness to Jesus Christ is at stake, writes David Gushee. More from Religion News Service

Big box church

Megachurches: photographing America’s drab new cathedrals

"Megachurches are "camouflaged," places "we just drive by." More from The Guardian


Fifty proven ways to revive mainline churches

For starters, why not eliminate sermons? More from Religion News Service

Emerging discipline

A laboratory for Interfaith Studies in Pennsylvania Dutch country

One college offers the major but 16 others have started minor programs. More from The New York Times

A different tune

Gay Mormon rocker no longer singing praises for his faith

Tyler Glenn's new solo video describes Mormonism as claustrophobic for LGBT people. More from Religion News Service