How religion influences attitudes towards domestic violence

By Mandy Truong @ Asian Correspondent

We recently conducted a study with leaders and community members from various faiths to better understand the capacity of faith communities to address and prevent FDV (family and domestic violence). Our initial findings indicate that while FDV is a common problem in faith communities, it remains poorly understood.

Introduction to the Old Testament

Christine Hayes @ Yale University

Playlist (24 episodes)

This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism, redaction criticism, and literary and canonical approaches are applied to the study and interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural setting in the Ancient Near East.

The Roots of Evangelicals’ Political Fervor

Produced by Shawn Hamilton, Sandra McDaniel, Scott Michels

White evangelical Christians are among President Trump’s most important supporters. But more than 40 years ago, they were on the margins of American politics, so how and why did they transform themselves into the powerhouse they are today? And how do they view their relationship with Trump?

After Years of George Soros Conspiracy Theories, Someone Targeted His Home with an Explosive Device

By Jameelah Nasheed @ Teen Vogue

Accusing Soros of being behind so many of today’s largest demonstrations of civil unrest is a method used to lessen the impact of these movements. It’s also a threat to democracy and a threat to Soros — made even more obvious with the discovery of an explosive device in his mailbox.