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Friday, November 6, 2020

Exit polls show few changes in the religious vote

Exit polls show few changes in the religious vote

Religion News Service: Support for President Donald Trump among white evangelicals remained constant. Catholics split their vote. And non-Christians voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden.

Religion News Service: Joe Biden has best showing of any Democrat in Utah since 1964


Why evangelicals aren’t what they used to be*

The New York Times: Once a religious bloc in search of political purchase, white evangelicals have become a political bloc with a religious past.


Reparations would help close the staggering racial wealth gap*

Christian Century: Walter Brueggemann reviews a new book by William Darity and Kirsten Mullen.


Church leaders expect easing of English lockdown ban on communal worship

The Guardian: Remembrance events will be permitted outdoors this Sunday, but not church services.


Protests continue in Argentina over decision to close ‘conservative’ seminary

Crux: Tension continues to grow over the Vatican-ordered closure of a diocesan seminary in Argentina’s Mendoza region.

Latino evangelicals boost Trump in Florida and Texas

Christianity Today: The 2020 race draws attention to the varying interests of America’s largest minority group.


Whose problem is clergy burnout?*

Christian Century: Most of the literature about pastor-parish relationships has been directed to clergy. What about the other side of the relationship?


Muslim American Lawmakers mark historic firsts across several states

HuffPost: Five Democratic politicians made history by becoming the first Muslim state legislative lawmakers in Wisconsin, Florida and Delaware.


When a religious building has been repurposed by another faith

Deseret News: From the ancient Aztec in Tenochtitlan, modern Mexico City, to the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, to the Hagia Sophia in Turkey, there are many religious sites that have been repurposed by another faith with a conquering army.


Carl Lentz, pastor of Hillsong East Coast and Justin Bieber, terminated for ‘moral failures,’ says church

Religion News Service: An email sent to church members on Nov 4, cited the reason for Lentz's termination as ‘leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.’

7 religious voter trends to look for on Election Day

Religion News Service: How and where faith-oriented voters could swing the vote.


In the story of the New Testament we are the Romans -- no matter who wins the election

Religion Dispatches: Like the Romans, we’re the ones who attempt to control various governmental states, either through foreign aid, monetary power, or threats of incursion and violence.


Faith leaders challenge England lockdown ban on communal worship

The Guardian: Letter to PM signed by senior religious figures says there is no scientific basis for ban in new coronavirus restrictions.


Archbishop Wilton Gregory says ‘carry on’ work for racial and societal justice

NPR: When Pope Francis named Archbishop Wilton Gregory as a future cardinal this week -- making him the first Black American appointed as one -- Gregory said he was “surprised” and “certainly deeply grateful.”


Mexico’s ‘bishop of the poor’ dies of COVID-19 complications

Crux: Retired Bishop Arturo Lona Reyes of Tehuantepec -- known as “bishop of the poor” and famed for promoting an indigenous church -- died Oct. 31.



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