Weekly Wrap 3.2.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

By the Web Editors 3-02-2018

1. Black Teens Have Been Calling for Gun Reform for Years

“While we celebrate the success of the Stoneman Douglas teens, it's crucial to examine which progressive movements are embraced and legitimized — considered worthy of a passionate public response and united steely resolve — and which are received with skepticism, restraint, and apprehension. And why that might be.”

2. Will Science Have Its Own #MeToo Reckoning?

Last week’s allegations of sexual harassment by cosmologist and popular science writer Lawrence Krauss have decisively brought women in science into #MeToo conversation. But the story is nothing new in the field.

3. What Would a Church Boycott of the NRA Look Like?

From Jim Wallis: “Here is what I believe to be the best way forward — and I hope that pastors and congregants across the country will join me.”

4. Evangelical Christian Campuses Are Kissing Consent Goodbye

“The same tenets that underpin purity culture—namely, rigid beliefs about gender and sexuality—are also the features that sustain rape culture. And the negative outcomes are as multifaceted as my purity ring: sexual shame, self-loathing, fear-based morality, and marked ignorance about sexual concepts.”

5. Life Imitates Art as Disney Opens STEM Center in Oakland with Black Panther Money

Boys & Girls Club is also planning to establish STEM Centers Of Innovation in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Harlem, New Orleans, and a few other cities.

6. 6 Common Ways Christians Stereotype Transgender People

At first glance, Nancy Pearcey’s argument in Christianity Today seems like a great one. We should all learn to love our bodies! Most of us realize how much damage gender stereotypes can do, and we want to keep from perpetuating those false perceptions. But in making her argument, Pearcey falls into some common misconceptions about transgender identities and experiences.”

7. Safe Travels (If You’re Wealthy and Western)

Westerners believe travel for leisure to be a right, as they shut their own borders for those that travel to be safe.

8. Life After Heresy: The Heretic Explores Increasingly Disaffiliated Expressions of Faith

The film traces Rob Bell’s work since the release of his hair-raising book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, which questioned the damnation of human beings to hell.

9. Things Fall Apart

A feat of elegant design wowed elite architects and promised to bring education to poor children in Nigeria. Then it collapsed.

10. Martin Luther King Jr. Mourns Trayvon Martin

I dreamed you whole
and growing into your own
manhood, writing its definitions
with your daily being.
I dreamed you alive, living.

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