Thursday's News & Ideas - 11/21/2019

  • Democrats’ favorite Bible verses
  • Scott Warren found not guilty
  • Vatican on West Bank decision
  • Church near CA shooting
  • Religious freedom survey
  • Losing the bison

The Democratic candidates’ favorite Bible verses
Christianity Today: Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Cory Booker are quoting a lot of Scripture on the campaign trail.

Humanitarian Scott Warren found not guilty after retrial for helping migrants at Mexican border
TIME: The 37-year-old had been facing up to ten years in prison.

Vatican expresses concern after US decision on Israel
Associated Press: The Vatican is expressing concern that “recent decisions” could undermine regional stability in the Middle East, in an apparent reference to the U.S. reversal of position on Israeli settlements

In Santa Clarita, a church grapples with the aftermath of a deadly school shooting
Religion News Service: Soon after a 16-year-old shot and killed two of his classmates and wounded three others at Saugus High School on Thursday (Nov. 14), Grace Baptist Church Senior Pastor David Hegg and members of his church opened their doors to the community.

Most Americans want to protect churches and people of faith. Then it gets complicated.
Deseret News: Most Americans believe religious freedom laws should offer broad protections to people of faith, according to a new survey.

The Spark

What America lost when it lost the bison
By migrating in huge herds, bison* behave like a force of nature, engineering and intensifying waves of spring greenery that other grazers rely on, Ed Yong says at The Atlantic.

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