Weekly Wrap 11.9.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 11.9.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. A List Of Firsts For Women In This Year's Midterm Elections

The next Congress will include the first Muslim women, the first Native American women, and the youngest woman ever elected to that body.

2. Exit Polls: How Voting Blocs Have Shifted From the ’80s to Now

Democrats won the House as voters across nearly all demographic groups moved to the left, especially women and young people, according to exit polls.

3. Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough for Students Like Me

“Every time I hear someone say school shootings would end if we just put God back into our schools, I want to jump in and tell them my story.”

4. The Year of the Woman Is Not Enough

Female candidates were some of the biggest winners in the 2018 midterms, but women still have a long way to go before their success becomes unremarkable for how normal it is.

5. What Happened After Evangelicals Kissed Dating Goodbye

Responses to Author Joshua Harris' Apology.

6. Resisting Ableism in the American Church

“Disabled people didn’t leave the church. The church didn’t even leave us. No, we were never welcome.”

7. America's Problem Isn't Tribalism. It's Racism.

“In the fallout from Tuesday’s midterm elections, many political analysts have concluded that blue America and red America are ever more divided, ever more at each other’s throats.”

8. U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.

For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized.

9. The Most Disheartening Survey of Voters

“The white evangelical world has failed catastrophically to teach and nurture discipleship that meaningfully engages the issues of our society around race, immigration, and national identity with the values of the gospel.”

10. The Calm Place

“There are a lot of serious, scary, important, distressing things happening in the world all the time. This is not about any of those things.”

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