Friday Links Round Up: Natural Birth. Pedicures. Detroit.

By Jeannie Choi 11-12-2010

Soj1012Natural Birth. Pedicures. Detroit. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:

  • Eleven women from the dangerous Ciudad Juarez/El Paso border region are staging a hunger strike in front of the White House demanding safety for women on the border.
  • Most known executions are carried out in five countries: China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.
  • "The thing about Koreans, you see, is that our pecking order is defined by age -- which means that, for me, visiting a pedicurist of my same nationality feels like I'm pressing a sawbuck into my boss's palm, winking, then demanding he wax my brows. It is insane." (Keep reading.)
  • "God's gift of generosity contradicts our parsimonious selfishness. God's gift of mercy interrupts our hard-hearted indifference. God's gift of justice exposes our systemic injustice. God's gifts amount to an inconvenient reality among us; they remind us that what we have come to regard as 'normal' continues a deep abnormality in which we may have no complacency." --Walter Brueggemann, in the November issue of Sojourners.

Jeannie ChoiJeannie Choi is web editor at Sojourners.

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