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J.K. Rowling’s Tweet Bumps Muslim Fundraiser for Vandalized Jewish Cemetery Over $100,000 – World Religion News

MUSLIM-AMERICANS RAISE OVER $100,000 TO REPAIR VANDALIZED HISTORIC JEWISH CEMETERY.Despite Donald Trump’s repeated assurances that his government would tackle the problem of anti-Semitism, American Jews were aghast to wake up one morning to find almost 200 tombstones in the Jewish cemetery at St. Louis vandalized.

Source: J.K. Rowling’s Tweet Bumps Muslim Fundraiser for Vandalized Jewish Cemetery Over $100,000 – World Religion News

Christians in the pew and pulpit diverge over Trump policies on refugees | Religion News Service

(RNS) After President Trump signed a sweeping executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement, the Christian response seemed unambiguous.Statements condemning the action came from Christian leaders and groups considered both conservative and progressive, evangelical and mainline, Catholic and Protestant ­– Christians who otherwise might disagree on any number of political or theological issues.

Source: Christians in the pew and pulpit diverge over Trump policies on refugees | Religion News Service

Citing Trump, evangelical agency that resettles refugees to lay off 140 staffers, close five locations – The Washington Post

One of the nine U.S. organizations that work with the United Nation’s refugee program announced Wednesday that it will lay off about 140 staff members and close five offices that have resettled more than 25,000 refugees.

Source: Citing Trump, evangelical agency that resettles refugees to lay off 140 staffers, close five locations – The Washington Post

Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority, questioning its motives and concluding that the order was unlikely to survive legal challenges.

Source: Federal appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban