Weekly Wrap 1.31.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 1.31.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Inside the Fight to Keep an Abuse Apologist Off the Church Stage

“I was reaching out the right way,” Codone said, “but they were not responding.”

2. Bjarke Ingels and the Art of Greenwashing - Failed Architecture

The Danish designer’s meeting with Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right leader of Brazil, confirms what we already knew: starchitects are not our friends in the fight against climate change.

3. How Faith Fuels the Anti-War Stances of 3 U.S. Representatives

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.), and Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) discuss faith.

4. How Corporate Lawyers Made It Harder to Punish Companies That Destroy Electronic Evidence

Federal judges were penalizing big companies for destroying emails and other evidence. So the companies lobbied to have the rules changed. Since then, a ProPublica analysis shows, the rate at which judges issue penalties has fallen by more than half.

5. How Would Jesus See the Opioid Crisis?

Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a disease, not a moral failing.

6. The Doomed Project of 'American Dirt'

Jeanine Cummins’s controversial new novel reveals the limits of fiction that wants readers to empathize.

7. 'Capitalism Is Incompatible with Christianity'

For Health Journalist Colleen Shaddox, capitalism is incompatible with loving your neighbor.

8. How to Intervene When Someone Is Being Harassed—Without Calling the Cops

If you think police may make a tense situation more dangerous, try bystander intervention, a harm-prevention strategy based on helping out in the moment.

9. Indigenous Women's Agro-Ecology Is Healing Guatemala's Landscape

The rise of Indigenous-led conservation models holds promise.

10. Adam Driver's Kylo Ren Reprises Role On 'Saturday Night Live'

“I haven’t been the best boss lately,” admits Kylo Ren. “I’ve been a little distracted by some personal drama.”