Thursday's News & Ideas - 7/18/2019

  • Being told “Go home!”
  • Border & religious freedom
  • Mission trip helps border patrol
  • Eritrea’s persecution
  • USWNT not anti-Christian
  • Black families losing land

What it feels like to be told ‘Go back where you came from’
Religion News Service: Simran Jeet Singh can’t recall how many times he’s been told to go back to where he came from. What he does know is that the frequency of these calls has increased in recent years.

Does it make sense for the Trump administration to expand religious freedom protections and crack down on illegal immigration at the same time?
Deseret News: What the crisis at the border has to do with international religious freedom.
Christianity Today: Pompeo on “hosting the world’s biggest event on religious persecution”

Evangelical church organizes mission trip to support border patrol agents
HuffPost: Prestonwood Baptist Church is supporting undocumented immigrants, but also the government agencies that detain them.

For Eritrea’s Christians, government not the solution but the problem
Crux: As the world struggles to catch up with anti-Christian persecution, one point steadily becoming more clear is that it’s a complicated problem with no single diagnosis and, for sure, no single cure.

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team doesn’t just tolerate religion, it embraces it
ThinkProgress: A tweet that went viral said that the USWNT is “not a very welcoming place for Christians,” but it is false and bordering on comical to paint the team as being anti-Christian.

The Spark

Kicked off the land
So many black families are losing their property. The New Yorker reports why.

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