A lot has been written since the horrific attack on Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue, only the latest in a seemingly endless list of bloody assaults on religious communities – and that’s only the tip of a growing iceberg of acts of hate and intimidation targeting the same vulnerable groups. Many of us see the connection between those acts and the vitriolic language used by politicians. This week, Welton will sit down this week with Fred Garcia, Interfaith Alliance board member and president of Logos Consulting Group, to discuss stochastic terrorism, political “othering,” and the way mass communication is being used to fuel grievances against minority groups, spurring certain people into violence. After all, election day is Tuesday.

Hear the full November 3, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.

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