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Tuesday's News & Ideas - 5/17/2022

  • CA church shooting labeled hate crime
  • White power manifesto
  • Vatican minister visits Ukraine
  • Church in the state
  • Thieves return temple idols
  • Tumblr & body image

Laguna Woods shooting was a hate crime targeting Taiwanese people, sheriff says*
Los Angeles Times: The suspect in a shooting that killed one person and injured five at a Taiwanese church in Laguna Woods appeared to be motivated by political hatred of Taiwan, officials said Monday.

White power, white violence*
The Atlantic: A manifesto is not something to be ignored; it’s a playbook for the next attack.
NPR: The ‘Great Replacement’ conspiracy theory isn’t fringe anymore, it’s mainstream

Vatican minister visits Ukraine as pope toes delicate line
Associated Press: The Vatican’s foreign minister, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, is heading to Kyiv this week as the Holy See seeks to balance its concern for Ukrainians amid Russia’s war with its efforts to keep open a channel of dialogue with Moscow.

Too much church in the state*
The New York Times: The Supreme Court’s impending repeal of Roe will be owed to more than judicial argumentation. There are prior worldviews at work in this upheaval.

‘We’re fed up with scary dreams’: thieves return temple treasures in India
The Guardian: Gang who stole statues from Hindu temple in India return most items, with a note saying they had suffered nightmares.

The Spark

Getting famous on Tumblr ruined my relationship to my body
In the time since being an active Tumblr user, Alexandria Juarez has seen our cultural standards for what is “desirable” shift so much, they write at Catapult. (trigger warning: description of an eating disorder)

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