Weekly Wrap 2.7.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 2.7.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. The Super Bowl Is Over. The Discrimination Indigenous Peoples Face Is Not

Like other teams that have mascots that they claim “honor” Indigenous peoples, many Chiefs fans proudly sport their headdresses and tomahawk chops.

2. Trump Administration Violated Religious Liberty of Border Volunteers, Judge Finds

The government violated the religious freedom of volunteers compelled by spiritual beliefs to stop migrants from dying in the desert, an Arizona judge ruled.

3. The Persistent Erasure of Religious Minorities in India

Dalit Christians have long known that religious freedom, plurality, and democracy have not been on the plate for us, and we have never been invited to the table as Indians.

4. Tressie McMillan Cottom On Confronting Racism, Sexism, And Classism

“Racism is rational insofar as it has a logic; it can be observed; its effects can be predicted. But it’s not reasonable.”

5. The Far-Reaching Effects of Trump’s Expanded Travel Ban

The move is widely seen as an expansion of ‘the Muslim ban’ that was imposed three years ago via an executive order.

6. What U.S. Religious Liberty Means — Especially When It Comes To Islam

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Asma Uddin about the state of religious liberty in the United States. Uddin is author of When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America's Fight for Religious Freedom .

7. Has Technology Killed Our Capacity for Awe?

Many psychologists fear awe is receding from our lives and that a vital social resource is disappearing.

8. Your Explainer of All the Middle-Eastern Stuff Shakira Did During the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Did you know that Shakira is half-Lebanese? Her name means "full of grace" in Arabic.

9. Jim Wallis: A Personal Prayer on the Day of the National Prayer Breakfast

I ask you, Lord, to defend the truth over the perpetual lies in Washington, D.C. And I pray that you heal the politics of grievance and blame and racial hostility that make people want to believe the lies.

10. Richard Rohr Reorders the Universe

The seventy-six-year-old Franciscan friar believes that Christianity isn’t the only path to salvation.

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