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Anti-immigrant pastors may be drawing attention – but faith leaders, including some evangelicals, are central to the movement to protect migrant rights

Brad Christerson, Professor of Sociology, Biola University; Alexia Salvatierra, Academic Dean, Centro Latino & Associate Professor of Mission and Global Transformation, Fuller Theological Seminary; Robert Chao Romero, Associate Professor of Chicana/o and Central American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles A convoy of far-right Christian nationalists calling themselves “God’s Army” have been staging rallies on the southern U.S. border against migrants. Under the banner “Take Our Border Back,” rally participants are using dehumanizing language about an “invasion” and citing the “great replacement” conspiracy theory, which claims that a cabal of Western elites and Jews are promoting migration in order to replace white

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Antioch Man Found Guilty on Charges Following High-Speed Chase in Stolen Vehicle

An Antioch man has been convicted on multiple counts, including firearm possession and vehicle theft, after leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit. Artis Chavez Crenshaw, Jr., 33, was found guilty by a Contra Costa County jury after a series of events that culminated in a dramatic car chase and subsequent crash. The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office brought charges against Crenshaw on July 6th, 2023, with Deputy District Attorney Philip Farmer leading the prosecution. On January 18th, the jury delivered their verdict, convicting Crenshaw on four out of the five counts presented against him. The chase that led to Crenshaw’s

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Are you really in love? How expanding your love lexicon can change your relationships and how you see yourself

Georgi Gardiner, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Fellow of the University of Tennessee Humanities Center (UTHC), University of Tennessee What is love? Could those feelings you label as love be something else? What about infatuation? Obsession? A passing fancy? Being smitten? Enthrallment? Beguilement? Lust? A crush? A squish? Platonic admiration? Why do people categorize some attachments as romantic love but not others? Suppose Holly meets someone on vacation. They quickly become romantically and sexually intimate and seem deeply compatible. Holly is from the U.K., where the term “holiday romance” is commonly used and part of her vocabulary. Because she knows this

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Danville Resident Faces Felony Assault Charges After Alleged Attack on Father

A 24-year-old man from Danville, California, is facing serious criminal charges following two separate incidents that resulted in his arrest. Kevin Hu Xu has been charged with felony assault, among other misdemeanors, and is currently being held on a $117,000 bail. The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office has filed a five-count complaint against Xu, which includes felony charges for assault with a deadly weapon and assault by means likely to produce great bodily harm. Both charges carry additional special allegations due to the severity of harm involved. Xu is scheduled for arraignment in the Contra Costa Superior Court in Martinez

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Family caregivers face financial burdens, isolation and limited resources − a social worker explains how to improve quality of life for this growing population

Kathy L. Lee, Assistant Professor of Gerontological Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington Millions of Americans have become informal family caregivers: people who provide family members or friends with unpaid assistance in accomplishing daily tasks such as bathing, eating, transportation and managing medications. Driven in part by a preference for home-based care rather than long-term care options such as assisted living facilities, and the limited availability and high cost of formal care services, family caregivers play a pivotal role in the safety and well-being of their loved ones. Approximately 34.2 million people in the United States provide unpaid assistance to adults age 50 or above, according

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Atlantic Ocean is headed for a tipping point − once melting glaciers shut down the Gulf Stream, we would see extreme climate change within decades, study shows

René van Westen, Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Physics, Utrecht University; Henk A. Dijkstra, Professor of Physics, Utrecht University; Michael Kliphuis, Climate Model Specialist, Utrecht University Superstorms, abrupt climate shifts and New York City frozen in ice. That’s how the blockbuster Hollywood movie “The Day After Tomorrow” depicted an abrupt shutdown of the Atlantic Ocean’s circulation and the catastrophic consequences. While Hollywood’s vision was over the top, the 2004 movie raised a serious question: If global warming shuts down the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, which is crucial for carrying heat from the tropics to the northern latitudes, how abrupt and severe

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Biden is campaigning against the Lost Cause and the ‘poison’ of white supremacy in South Carolina

Joseph Patrick Kelly, Professor of Literature and Director of Irish and Irish American Studies, College of Charleston In the blur of breaking news, one of President Joe Biden’s first speeches of the 2024 campaign was given in South Carolina and has already been mostly forgotten in the ongoing coverage of the state’s democratic primary on Feb. 3, 2024. We should pay it more attention. The site of the speech on Jan. 8, 2024, was Charleston, South Carolina’s Mother Emanuel AME Church, where, on a summer evening in 2015, an avowed white supremacist murdered nine Black worshipers, including Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor

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