Weekly Wrap 12.6.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 12.6.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. How the Message of Advent Speaks to Our Political Moment

History is watching, faith is waiting, and hope is rising.

2. How McKinsey Helped the Trump Administration Detain and Deport Immigrants — ProPublica

Newly uncovered documents show the consulting giant helped ICE find “detention savings opportunities” — including some that the agency’s staff viewed as too harsh on immigrants.

3. Pinterest And The Knot Will Stop Promoting Wedding Content That Romanticizes Former Slave Plantations

"Weddings should be a symbol of love and unity. Plantations represent none of those things," a Pinterest spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

4. A Journey to 'Reasonable Faith'

There’s a difference between having a strong faith and being religiously obsessed, and religion can definitely be an addiction.

5. Music For Our Emergency

Songwriters are increasingly treating climate unease like the very air we breathe or the technology we use — a part of life with which we must reckon and reconcile, like love or lust or loss.

6. 'So darn cute:' Indigenous artists and memers embrace Star Wars series' Baby Yoda

From memes to paintings and beaded pieces, Baby Yoda has been popping up all over social media

7. A.I. Could Bring a Sea Change in How People Experience Religious Faith

“A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Robot Walk Into a Bar” shows knotty questions about the union of religion and technology.

8. The Double Work of Women in Church Leadership

You show up in a space and you are not afforded the traditional respect that you would be given if you were a white man.

9. Air Pollution May Affect Crime, But the Problem Goes Deeper than that

This poor air quality and exposure to violence are two symptoms of the same problem: systemic racism.

10. Because of This Black Alderman, a Chicago Suburb Will Begin Directing Taxes from Legal Marijuana Sales Toward Reparation Funds

Lawmakers in Evanston, Illinois, have not only decided to deem recreational marijuana use legal as of January 1, but sales from the taxes of the recreational drug will also be used for reparations.

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