Weekly Wrap 1.10.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 1.10.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Conservative Super PAC Takes Aim at Trump-Supporting Evangelicals

The super PAC juxtaposes footage of prominent white evangelical leaders praising the president with derogatory and violent quotes from Trump himself, with the assumed aim of illuminating a religious hypocrisy among Trump-voting Christians.

2. The Evangelicals Who Pray for War With Iran

Mike Pence and Mike Pompeo, who urged Trump to kill Qassem Soleimani, are ardent proponents of Christian Zionism.

3. Rumi, Caught Between the U.S. and Iran

A Muslim who is inextricably linked to the long history of Iranian culture is also one of the most popular and ubiquitously quoted (or misquoted) poets in the United States and the West.

4. In The Saturated Space of Food Writing, We Have Lost That Food is Political

Colonialism, caste, and capitalism are essential to understanding Indian food. Not only with regard to what is eaten, but also who gets to eat it.

5. Congress Can Restore the Balance of Government

Measures for Congress to limit President Trump’s military actions against Iran without proper congressional authorization are the next step in attempts to restore the proper balance between Congress and the president.

6. A Near-Extinct Language Finds a Home in One Brooklyn Building

There are just 700 Seke speakers left in the world, and 100 live in New York — half of them in one building.

7. Why Social Media Is a Last Resort for Survivors of Clergy Abuse

The church shouldn’t need a hashtag to shame it into taking sexual violence seriously. Abuse survivors shouldn’t have to look to Twitter and Facebook and blogs to find a place to belong, to be believed, and to give voice to their trauma.

8. The ZORA Canon: 100 Best Books by African American Women Authors

Celebrating more than 150 years of African American literature with 100 books written by African American women.

9. Peace, Blasphemy, and Prophecy

The United States must now move back to diplomacy to address the problems between the U.S. and Iran and with the other regional and European players.

10. Meghan Markle Defeated the British Monarchy

The Sussexes’ refusal to submit to tradition was a long time coming, and it will shake up the Royal Family.

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