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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Religion and refugees are deeply entwined in the US

Does Trump encourage white supremacists? Faith groups divided in survey
Religion News Service: The PRRI survey found sharp religious and racial divides over police brutality, immigration and churches' handling of #MeToo-related issues.
Vox: The Bible says to welcome immigrants. So why don't white evangelicals?

Death at the Tree of Life
Commonweal: Proof texting and the Pittsburgh shootings.

Ideologically motivated far-right extremists have killed close to 500 people since 1990 -- and 10 percent were targeted based on religion
The Conversation: The mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue exemplifies an increasingly deadly form of domestic terrorism committed by far-right extremists: the targeting of institutions and individuals due to their religious affiliation.
BBC: Can artificial intelligence help stop religious violence?

Elaine Pagels on how devastating loss influenced her groundbreaking religious scholarship
Intelligencer: Pagel's new memoir, "Why Religion?," evokes the depth of her grief, but it also contains a twist: The scholar is also a believer -- of sorts.

The Church of England should learn from Harry Potter this Halloween
The (London) Guardian: JK Rowling understands that the supernatural needs to be frightening. Church of England "light parties" to replace Halloween are absurd.

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