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The unimaginable costs of sexual assault

What is the cost of sexual assault? The answer depends on whom you ask. Social and behavioral scientists like me measure the consequences of sexual assault in terms of mental health, physical health and educational outcomes. We know that post-traumatic stress symptoms...
US missionary Charles Wesco shot dead in Cameroon

US missionary Charles Wesco shot dead in Cameroon

US missionary Charles Wesco shot dead in Cameroon 31 October 2018 Image copyright Believers Baptist Church Image caption Charles Wesco and his family had moved to Cameroon just 12 days before he was shot A US missionary has been killed in Cameroon about two weeks...
Hate speech is still easy to find on social media

Hate speech is still easy to find on social media

Shortly after the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, I noticed that the word “Jews” was trending on Twitter. As a social media researcher and educator, I became concerned that the violence would spread online, as it has in the past. The alleged synagogue shooter’s...
Religion and refugees are deeply entwined in the US

Religion and refugees are deeply entwined in the US

Robert Bowers lashed out at what he believed to be a Jewish plot to bring more refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S. before allegedly murdering 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Bowers’s claim that HIAS, a prominent Jewish humanitarian...

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