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Monday's News & Ideas - 11/11/2019

  • US Latinx Catholic decline
  • FBI speaks to domestic terrorism
  • Spiritual effect of outer space
  • Pres Carter’s Bible study
  • Dalai Lama successor?
  • Artist in the age of Trump

Study finds US Latinos are no longer majority-Catholic. Here are some reasons why.
Religion News Service: In 2018-19, 47% of Latinos identified as Catholic, down from 57% a decade ago.

F.B.I. and prosecutors try speaking plainly about domestic terrorism*
New York Times: At a church in Ohio and other religious spaces, F.B.I. agents expressed concern that the bitter divisions that have colored the nation’s political discourse will only worsen in an election year and could stoke more violence.

Astronaut Jake Garn and the spiritual effects of viewing Earth from outer space
Deseret News: By pressing people to consider the spiritual questions that arise from viewing their planet in its entirety, Newberg believes the world can become a better place to live.

Still teaching at 95, Jimmy Carter draws devotees to church
Associated Press: The church has only 30 or so members, but as many as 450 people attend any week Carter teaches.

Who will decide on the Dalai Lama's successor -- his supporters or Beijing?
NPR: Once he dies, the world could end up with two Dalai Lamas -- one identified by the Chinese government and another by Tibetans in exile.

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The role of the artist in the age of Trump
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