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Tuesday's News & Ideas - 11/23/2021

  • Was faith impacted by pandemic?
  • Racism-induced trauma
  • Antisemitic conspiracies
  • Warhol & Catholic faith
  • Partisan approaches to vaccine
  • 2 months of volcanic ash

Few Americans blame God or say faith has been shaken amid pandemic, other tragedies
Pew Research Center: Most U.S. adults say bad things just happen, and that people are often the reason.

Racism-induced trauma creates hopelessness in Black communities, scholars say
Baptist News Global: As he consults with Black congregations, Black church scholar Lewis Brogdon often advises them to prioritize adding a mental health professional to their staffs.

Conspiracies about a ‘catastrophic takeover’ by Jews have long been an American problem
The Conversation: “Jews will not replace us,” demonstrators chanted at the “Unite the Right” rally organized by armed white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017, to stop the removal of a statue dedicated to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Andy Warhol as a gay artist in conflict with his Catholic faith
Religion News Service: A new show at the Brooklyn Museum presents the pop-art master as a man caught between his Catholic faith and his queer identity.

How Democrats and Republicans feel about religious exemptions to vaccine mandates
Deseret News: New research explores views on faith-based objections to vaccine mandates and religious exemptions in general.

The Spark

Buried in volcanic ash, scenes from the Canary Islands
The Cumbre Vieja volcano* has now been erupting for more than two months, continuing to generate lava flows and earthquakes on the Spanish island of La Palma, The Atlantic says.

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