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News Roundup, Week of September 14

This is our news roundup for the week of September 14th. We hope that you will enjoy these articles about the intersections of religion, politics, and policy as much as we have. If you know of any articles that should be in next week’s roundup, let us know!

https://sojo.net/articles/if-not-now-when
Read this excellent piece by Terrance McKinley calling for change in the wake of the events in Kenosha.

https://religionnews.com/2020/08/29/at-republican-convention-a-partisan-vision-of-faith-god-gop/
Jack Jenkins compares the uses of religion at the Democratic and Republican national conventions.

https://canopyforum.org/2020/09/01/the-perils-of-constitutional-theology/
Read this fascinating take on the ways the U.S. Constitution has shaped American religion by Nathan Oman.

https://canopyforum.org/2020/09/02/a-hindu-american-lawyers-quest/
Learn about one man’s journey to navigate his identities as a Hindu and American lawyer.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/04/lincoln-project-gop-religious-base-joe-biden-391427
Read about one effort to recruit religious Republicans to vote for Joe Biden.

https://religionandpolitics.org/2020/08/04/a-pastors-take-repairing-democracy-for-black-lives/
Hear from Reverend Andrew Wilkes about the need for reparative democracy.

https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/american-christianitys-white-supremacy-problem
Honestly, this one is pretty self-explanatory based on the title.

Listen to Cornell William Brooks, Visiting Professor of the Practice of Prophetic Religion and Public Leadership at HDS and Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice at Harvard Kennedy School, give Harvard Divinity School’s 205th Convocation. 

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