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Labor's duty to confront the far right (Cross posted from GD)

From the article:

ONE OF the most disturbing features of the growth of the far right, including outright fascist and Nazi parties, during the last three decades has been its appeal to working-class voters, especially in the older, industrial heartland regions. Pick a country across Europe, and the story is virtually the same.
Ravaged by deindustrialization, accompanied by decades of declining living standards, significant layers of industrial workers and their communities have turned away from traditional social democratic or Communist parties toward parties of the far right. In many cases, the parties of the far right have recast themselves as "working class" parties


To read more:

https://socialistworker.org/2018/02/28/labors-duty-to-confront-the-far-right

Labor's duty to confront the far right

From the article:

ONE OF the most disturbing features of the growth of the far right, including outright fascist and Nazi parties, during the last three decades has been its appeal to working-class voters, especially in the older, industrial heartland regions. Pick a country across Europe, and the story is virtually the same.
Ravaged by deindustrialization, accompanied by decades of declining living standards, significant layers of industrial workers and their communities have turned away from traditional social democratic or Communist parties toward parties of the far right. In many cases, the parties of the far right have recast themselves as "working class" parties


To read more:

https://socialistworker.org/2018/02/28/labors-duty-to-confront-the-far-right

10 Reasons to believe Jesus Preached Islam

From the article:

Muslims believe Jesus Christ was a holy Prophet from the same God who sent Abraham, Moses and Muhammad. Here are 10 reasons as to why Muslims believe Jesus preached Islam that are guaranteed to change your perception................

#10 The Golden Rule
There is an Islamic version of the “golden rule” as taught by Prophet Muhammad.
None of you has faith until he loves for his brother or his neighbor what he loves for himself. Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Number 72
Jesus taught:
Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12





Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/askamuslim/2017/10/10-reasons-believe-jesus-preached-islam/#K1V8HcQc1mkgXmHa.99

A long article, but it well illustrates the many commonalities of the 3 Abrahamic religions.

Empathy Re-Visited: 5 Things That Empathy Is NOT

From the article:

Empathy seems like a very basic concept which comes naturally to many people, but the way we express it towards others is often flawed. It’s a skill which needs to be taught and fostered, even if some degree of it is already within us.
Here are 5 common mistakes that people make when trying to empathize:

5. Using Religion to invalidate their feelings



Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/mostlymuslim/2018/02/5-empathy-mistakes/#Fc7fdK81vJhgJtLl.99

When your child resigns from Mormonism

From the article:

When my daughter stopped going to the LDS Church, she was 13. It was a long, complicated battle.....

She didn’t believe in the church anymore. She’d tried to go to her friend’s church for a few weeks, but she just couldn’t. She didn’t believe in God. She was an atheist.....

....... your children just keep telling you more and more things you can’t tell them to do. They are who they are and they let you know in small and big ways every moment that you have not created a new version of yourself. They don’t exist in order for you to redo your own life and get things right.
Yes, it is a rejection. But it is also a new creation. Her life. Her world. Her terms. And my job is to embrace all of those parts of her, even this one that is difficult.


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2018/02/27/when-your-child-resigns-from-mormonism/

Speaking as a parent, I understand the author's feelings and agree with the conclusion that our role as parents is partly a custodial one, but only until the child is grown enough to make decisions. And children are not copies of us, they are others. We must respect them and their decisions.

Analysis: Major Corporations Have Spent Just 6% of Tax Cut Windfall on Workers.

Analysis: Major Corporations Have Spent Just 6% of Tax Cut Windfall on Workers. Guess Where the Other 94% Went.

From the article:

Almost everyone—nonpartisan commentators, economists, and even President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser—predicted that corporate shareholders and CEOs, not workers, would be the primary beneficiaries of the Republican tax law, and several recent analyses have shown that prediction to be right on the money.....

(but) the sensational headlines touting worker bonuses obscured the fact that the vast majority of the law's benefits have gone straight to the pockets of wealthy shareholders.


Who could have imagined this?

To read more:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/02/28/analysis-major-corporations-have-spent-just-6-tax-cut-windfall-workers-guess-where?

Pagan-based white supremacy sect buys property in Tennessee

From the article:

A new, whites-only community is reportedly being planned for a 44-acre rural piece of property in southeastern Tennessee by a couple with past ties to neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups.......

The Wotans Nation web site said there “is a need for our folk to have a place to practice our religion freely, without fear of social stigma and in a healthy and natural environment among other culturally and spiritually similar people.”


To read more:

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/02/13/pagan-based-white-supremacy-sect-buys-property-Tennessee

This particular part says it very well:

"among other culturally and spiritually similar people"

One can only guess what culturally similar people might mean.

Good news: Dozens of nuns, other Catholics arrested advocating for immigrants

From the article:

Dozens of nuns, priests and lay people were arrested in the Capitol Rotunda as part of a Catholic-led effort to persuade lawmakers to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to this country as children.


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2018/02/27/dozens-of-nuns-other-catholics-arrested-advocating-for-immigrants/

The Big Bang And The Aquatic Origins of Life in the Quran

From the article:

The creationism and evolution theories are often viewed as being at odds with each other. But are we really dealing with an either/or situation?.....

Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? (parted them, according to another translation) We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? 21:30

And the heaven We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander.51:47



Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/askamuslim/2018/02/the-big-bang-and-the-aquatic-origins-of-life-in-the-quran/#ZsZI4vJ4eSKBYhEh.99

Life coming from the water AND an expanding universe? Who could imagine?







Good news: Today I plan to get arrested

From the article:

On Tuesday (Feb. 27) I am planning to get arrested on Capitol Hill at the National Catholic Day of Action with Dreamers. My arrest will be an expression of solidarity with “Dreamers” who face arrest and deportation if Congress or the president does not do something to protect their legal status.


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2018/02/26/tomorrow-plan-get-arrested/
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