The Smithsonian Museum is looking to acquire drawings made by migrant children

The museum's important call to document future history.

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  • Photos taken by a staff member of the American Academy of Pediatrics has caught the eye of a Smithsonian curator.
  • The drawings made by the migrant children features bars and cages.
  • The Smithsonian Museum believes that it is important to record and catalogue these types of historical situations.
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White evangelicals are least likely to say U.S. should accept refugees

Is that what Jesus would have responded to the poll from Pew Research Center?


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  • A Pew Research Center survey found that only 25% of white evangelicals say the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees.
  • Meanwhile, people with no religious affiliation were most likely to say the U.S. does have that responsibility.
  • The results show the divide between the principles and practices of right-wing Christians in the U.S.
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Culture & Religion

How the media stokes compassion. And why it's a double-edged sword.

Compassion is one of several news values that determine if a story is published.

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  • How the media frame a story can influence who the audience feels compassionate toward.
  • Part of telling a story requires combatting inherent obstacles to sustained compassion.
  • Compassion is one of several news values that determine if a story is published.
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The only way to 'build a wall' without destroying the U.S.

There's more than one kind of wall that we can build. Building the right kind of wall might even be good for the U.S.

  • In times of crisis, we often 'build a wall' that separates the part of our lives that feels out of control from the parts that are more in control.
  • This is healthy and can help us maintain perspective.
  • Nations, too, build walls during times of crisis. But those walls can't be designed to isolate ourselves from others; rather, they need to delineate what is working and what isn't.
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5 facts you should know about the world’s refugees

Many governments do not report, or misreport, the numbers of refugees who enter their country.

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Conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations led to a record high of 70.8 million people being displaced by the end of 2018.

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