S10:E05 Hate.Speech / Crimes (1/31/17)

January 31, 2017 – Faith & Society: The Rise in Hate Crimes Since 2015

– with Scott Maxwell and Mark Pinsky

Season 10, Episode 5

On this episode of Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys we discuss faith and dealing with hate speech and hate crimes. The United States Department of Justice, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the New York city Police Department and others who track hate crimes in the United States have reported the alarming rise in hate crimes from 2015 to 2016. The rising incidents of hate speech and hate crimes monitored by a variety of agencies are alarming. We’ll talk about this extremely unsettling reality in America and what people of faith and people of goodwill must do to overcome it. Also, we’ll ask two of our favorite journalists about the link between fake news and the increase in hate crimes in the US. Hate speech, hate crimes, and a very special conversation with journalists Scott Maxwell (above, right) and Mark Pinsky (above, left)  – you’ll want to hear this installment of Friends Talking Faith.

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