Weekly Wrap 11.15.13: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

By the Web Editors 11-15-2013

1. One Nation, Under God, With 11 Cultures for All.
The United States comprises 11 distinct cultures according to Colin Woodard, author of American Nations. See how different issues all stem from the earliest settling of the U.S. Which one do you belong to?

2. Why Faith Groups Are Rallying Behind Immigration Reform
As the 2013 legislative year winds to a close, immigration reform seems to be pushed down on the agenda once again. Here's a look at why, despite this, faith groups are embracing the importance of reform.

3. 'Super' Typhoon Haiyan: Suffering and the Sin of Climate Change Denial
Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite writes about the moral evil of storms such as Typhoon Haiyan that caused so many deaths and so much destruction in the Phillipines. For Thistlethwaite, the theological answer to climate change is simple: "confession, repentance, and change."

4. Pub Theology
Pub Theology brings together millennials, not in church, but in bars for beers and burgers. 

5. WATCH: Having a Bad Day?
What would it look like if we all cared more about each other? Here are seven things that everyone needs to hear every day.

6. For Mothers of War Dead, Arlington National Cemetery Becomes a Weekly Ritual
In the wake of losing their sons, three women join weekly at Arlington Cemetery to remember their sons. Although they didn't anticipate finding community, the women found each other through the proximity of their sons' graves.

7. 'You Are Not a Princess'
A Kentucky Catholic school's focus on female empowerment has reignited a debate over feminism and religion.

8. Feminism Hurts Men
A satirical and fresh look at the many ways men are (not) harmed by feminism.

9. Urban-Climbing Adventures
A series of photos by Tom Ryaboi give dizzying views of city life. "It was important to include people in my photos," Ryaboi said, "because they are the real story here. The cities are beautiful, but how we use them is much more relevant."

10. Can God Take a Tweet?
And, finally – "The Twible," lets you tweet the Bible, chapter and verse in 140 or fewer characters.

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