Tuesday's News & Ideas - 9/3/2019

  • Climate & shared humanity
  • Church & organized labor
  • Chaldean Christians
  • Evangelicals in Brazil
  • Faith in college classroom
  • Popular misinformation

How much destruction is needed for us to take climate change seriously?
The Guardian: Whether human civilization stays intact amid this worsening weather depends on recognizing our shared humanity -- and designing policy accordingly.

US church must repair its relationship with organized labor
National Catholic Reporter: The Catholic Church has long taught that wage suppression and corporate monopolies are contrary to justice.

Why Jimmy Al-Daoud’s deportation and death hurts all Americans
Religion News Service: Al-Daoud’s deportation and death is not a mystery or a mistake. It’s part of a progression that has tightened a cordon around the Chaldean Christian community for more than five years.

Evangelical missions a major threat to Amazon culture, Catholic leaders say
Crux: Historically a Catholic country, Brazil has been facing a religious transition since the 1990s, when what had been a steady growth of Evangelical Protestantism began to accelerate.

When faith comes up, students avert their eyes
The Atlantic: In college classrooms, where almost anything is up for discussion, religious ideas are met with awkward silence.

The Spark

How misinformation spreads -- and why we trust it
The most effective misinformation* starts with seeds of truth, says Scientific American.

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