Weekly Wrap 11.21.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

By the Web Editors 11-21-2018

1. How to Have a Conversation with Your Angry Uncle Over Thanksgiving

Get some practice, via the Angry Uncle Bot, courtesy of New York Times.

2. This Is the Face of the Reconquista

“They are too young to have heard how the words Mexican and American have used against one another. In their lives, they have been combined into one. The contours of their lives cross boundaries. The hard lines of difference and the borders of the past have not formed walls of divisions for them.”

3. How Friendsgiving Took Over Millennial Culture

It’s become a holiday in its own right.

4. Colombia’s Displaced People Find Home by Transforming What’s Been Discarded

Despite violence, multiple displacements, and poverty, some of Colombia’s internally displaced people have created a sustainable community in the Medellín neighborhood of Moravia.

5. How to Cut Carbon — Not Carbs — From Your Thanksgiving Dinner

4 vegetarian recipes for a climate-conscious Thanksgiving. And don’t forget to freeze those leftovers.

6. Take a Moment to Thank Your Food

“Research shows gratitude has the power to heal. Even on a short-term basis, feeling grateful tends to build qualities of compassion, generosity, and forgiveness that make us better people. So consider the healing benefits of living in a state of fundamental thankfulness. To live that way opens us to awe and beauty.”

7. When Church Language Fails Us, We Resist with Poetry

“We hold the tension between hope and struggle within this new language of creative expression to allow for the gift of creation to begin to pull apart and dismantle trauma.”

8. Another Hot Take on the Term ‘Latinx’

Activists and linguists square off. (from The New York Times)

9. Is There a Better Way for Cities to Lure in Businesses?

It’s possible, by shifting focus away from big firm-specific incentives.

10. The Kin-dom of God

“If we are going to live into a preferred future, a life where the table is widened for the kin of God discovering who they are, charged with their own futures, then we will have to hear the mujerista prophets echoing back to us the words of Jesus.
 

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