Thursday's News & Ideas - 1/7/2021

  • Christians invade Capitol
  • Faith leaders react to mob
  • Warnock makes history
  • DC church installs BLM sign
  • Black Christians practicing hoodoo
  • Surreal images from riot

They invaded the Capitol saying ‘Jesus is my savior. Trump is my president’
Sojourners: Christianity is deeply interwoven with many of the ideologies that brought Trump supporters out to the National Mall and into the halls of Congress.
Religion News Service: As chaos hits Capitol, two forms of faith on display

Faith leaders react to mob at Capitol with prayers, calls for end to violence
Religion News Service: From prayers to calls for Trump to halt rioters, some statements react to a sign of a divided nation with cries for peace.

Raphael Warnock’s win is one for the history books*
The New York Times: A Baptist preacher born and raised in Georgia, he will become his state’s first Black senator, breaking a barrier with distinct meaning in American politics.

A church installs a Black Lives Matter banner ahead of pro-Trump protests in Washington, DC
CNN: A Washington, DC, church unveiled a massive Black Lives Matter banner Wednesday morning to take a stand against violence just hours before a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol.

Why some young Black Christians are practicing hoodoo*
Christian Century: The ancestral religious practices of the African diaspora were forced underground by the White church.

The Spark

The most surreal images from the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol
Slate’s selection of the most striking and horrifying photographs taken inside and outside the building.

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