Friday's News & Ideas - 11/6/2020

  • Few changes in religious vote
  • Evangelicals have changed
  • England lockdown to ease
  • Protest over closed seminary
  • Reparations reviewed
  • An organizing poem

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.

The Spark

The poem that inspired radical Black women to organize
Beah Richards is best known as an actor, but in 1951 she wrote a sweeping poem that influenced the Civil Rights Movement, JSTOR says.

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