Weekly Wrap 11.22.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 11.22.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Engaging in the Hard Work of Community This Thanksgiving

When we’ve decided to call ourselves woke, we are disregarding the journey of becoming woke along the way.

2. Baltimore Museum of Art will only acquire works from women next year: ‘You have to do something radical’

“You don’t just purchase one painting by a female artist of color and hang it on the wall next to a painting by Mark Rothko. To rectify centuries of imbalance, you have to do something radical.”

3. Indigenous peoples are filling in the gaps in our Catholic faith

Indigenous peoples are filling in the gaps in our faith as Pope Francis continues the journey that St. John Paul II started.

4. Pete Buttigieg on Faith 'As a Source of Unity' and Its Role in the 2020 Election

We have a form of kind of cheap nationalism that uses the idea of nationality to tell a lot of people that they aren’t your neighbor--even if they literally are your neighbor.

5. The Trans Obituaries Project: Honoring the Trans Women of Color Lost in 2019

As their deaths were shared with the world, their humanity was lost — reducing them to tragic statistics, empty platitudes, and talking points.

6. Mark Charles on the Nation's Selective Amnesia

You know, it's fascinating that people of color are told by this country, get over the past, forget about it, you know, just move on. And yet then the mantra at 9-11 is never forget, you know?

7. U.S. Has World's Highest Child Incarceration Rates

Human rights attorney presents study to United Nations about United States’ “inhumane treatment” of young people.

8. Journalist Tom Junod on Fred Rogers' 'Spiritual Genius'

“We are at a point right now were we think of Fred as so good he is almost an alien presence,” Junod says. “But it was his practice. And to me that is a very hopeful because it makes his example more attainable. I am not saying we can be as good as Fred, but we can work at it.”

9. The Slow Erosion of Northern Pakistan

Glacial thaw threatens to disrupt the livelihood of millions of people in the Pakistani province of Gilgit-Baltistan.

10. The Discipleship Question: When Following Jesus Gets Put on Trial

‘Sometimes progressive white folks want to get involved but can fall back into the habit of privilege: to want control.’