Weekly Wrap 2.8.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 2.8.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. The Rise of the Catholic Right

How right-wing billionaires are attempting a hostile takeover of the U.S. Catholic Church.

2. Trump Ignored Puerto Rico During his State of the Union Address

The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, which made landfall more than a year-and-a-half ago.

3. The Real State of the Union

Acknowledging the real state of the union in America requires repentance.

4. American Missionary Could Face Genocide Charges, But Brazil’s Indigenous Communities Have a Bigger Problem

While second-generation missionary Steve Campbell faces potential genocide charges, it's really Brazil's new right-wing president and his evangelical base that may be the target audience for these efforts.

5. You May Have Never Worn Blackface, But You Can Still Be Racist

“White supremacy is woven and embedded into society as a system so intricately that it can be invisible, mistaken for normalcy because, in fact, that’s what it is.”

6. America’s Original Identity Politics

“There are no pre-identity politics, just as there are no pre-identity economics, in a country in which political, economic, and legal rights were only ever granted to some identity groups and not to others.”

7. The Media’s 'Religious Left' Is Erasing Marginalized Communities of Faith

“Othered communities of faith are not an addendum to the broader movement in progressive religion. In fact, we’re the beating heart.”

8. Fightback Against the Billionaires: the Radicals Taking on the Global Elite

Rutger Bregman and Winnie Byanyim, who spoke out about taxes at Davos, talk with Winners Take All author Anand Giridharadas about why change is coming.

9. Inside the Scam of the ‘Purity’ Movement

They were told they shouldn't date. They were told they shouldn't kiss, and that they definitely couldn't have sex. Now, one of the most prominent leaders of extreme abstinence is taking back his infamous teachings. Where does that leave the women who believed him?

10. Sandra Cisneros to Receive PEN/Nabokov Award for International Literature

The Mexican American novelist's books The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek are widely considered contemporary classics of American literature.

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