Weekly Wrap 10.18.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 10.18.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. What a Saint and a Sultan Teach us About Peace

Christian leaders expected Francis to be martyred, and that this would revive the spirit of the Crusaders. But Francis and Al-Kamil found common ground ...

2. How I Get It Done: Writer and Activist Naomi Klein

“I feel a genuine terror about how little time we have. So I go hard.”

3. PHOTOS: Faith Leaders Engage in Civil Disobedience for Refugees

On Oct.15, faith leaders, human rights groups, refugees, and the former Assistant Secretary of State Anne C. Richard came together to hold a major action on Capitol Hill in protest of the current administration's 80 percent cut to the refugee admissions program.

4. Your Neighbor’s Christian Education, Courtesy of Your Tax Dollars

The Court will hear one of the most notable “Church and state” cases in years.

5. Reject Discrimination and Put Children First

At a time when there is already a severe shortage of foster homes nationwide, federal and state policies should encourage placing children with safe and loving families – period.

6. Why Christian Music's Biggest Stars Refuse to Change Their Tune for Trump Era

Critics have skewered evangelicals for their steadfast support of President Trump, a man some say has flouted Christian values. But one group of evangelical leaders have largely escaped scrutiny: stars of contemporary Christian music, also known as CCM.

7. The Truth Question: How to Seek Truth When the President Normalizes Lies

Truth sets us and keeps us free, but lies will finally enslave us.

8. Donald Trump and Bill Barr Are Setting a Religious War Trap

An attempt to deflect attention from the impeachment inquiry by goading the base.

9. Forgiveness without Repentance Perpetuates Racism

A racial leveraging of forgiveness followed Amber Guyger’s trial in Dallas.

10. Booker Winners Bernardine Evaristo and Margaret Atwood on Breaking the Rules

The judges staged a ‘joyful mutiny’ to name the pair joint winners of the literary prize. And that’s not all that unites them.