Wednesday's News & Ideas - 7/25/2018
- Christian refugees down
- Talking about money & worth
- Evangelical dream court
- Langston Hughes & religion
- Faith/sleep connection
- Man of letters
Christian refugees admitted to US down more than 50% under Trump
The (London) Guardian: Trump's harsh immigration policies extend even to a group of people he promised to protect. The number of Muslim refugees has fallen ever farther.
The courage to be counter-cultural
Insights: Religious leaders have the responsibility (and opportunity!) to invite people of faith into a soul-deep conversation about money and, perhaps more importantly, about worth, says Melissa Spas.
How a Catholic-majority SCOTUS fulfilled an evangelical dream
Religion Dispatches: The Supreme Court, without a single Protestant on its bench, is the greatest triumph of a theocratically-minded American evangelical Protestantism.
The salvation of Langston Hughes: a conversation with Wallace Best
Religion & Politics: The religious dimensions of Langston Hughes's work have too often been dismissed or ignored, says Wallace D. Best, author of "Langston's Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem."
Do religious people really sleep better?
Psychology Today: New research explores four hypotheses about the faith/sleep connection.
Man of letters
At CityLab, Stephen Meyers explains what he learned about America and himself, working as a mail carrier.