Friday's News & Ideas - 11/13/2020

  • Biden promises refugee cap raise
  • Jeffress accepts election
  • Biden presidency for Muslims
  • Turkey rebukes Pompeo
  • Building mental endurance
  • Health-care workers on the brink

Biden plans to reopen America to refugees after Trump slashed admissions
NPR: Biden promises to take a starkly different approach from his predecessor: to “set the annual global refugee admissions cap to 125,000, and seek to raise it over time.”

Trump-supporting pastor breaks ranks, calls Biden president-elect
HuffPost: Evangelical Christian leader Robert Jeffress calls Biden’s victory “a bitter pill to swallow,” but, unlike Trump and other Republicans, he isn’t calling it a fraud.

Moving past inshallah: What Muslims want to see in a Biden presidency
Religion News Service: For the last 20 years, American Muslims have been on a cruel roller coaster ride with presidential candidates and the two major political parties in general.

Turkey offended by Pompeo’s plan to discuss religious issues
Associated Press: Turkey took offense at a U.S. statement that said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would promote religious freedom during an upcoming visit to Istanbul and called Wednesday on Washington to focus on racism and hate crimes in the United States instead.

Build mental endurance like a pro*
The New York Times: Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.

The Spark

‘No one is listening to us’
More people than ever are hospitalized with COVID-19. Health-care workers can’t go on like this, The Atlantic says.

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