1. How to Talk to Climate Change Skeptics in Your Church
This weekend, the People’s Climate March hits Washington, D.C., and sister marches are planned throughout the country. But 7 in 10 people don’t talk about climate change with friends and family. Here’s how to start.
2. Women Are Dying Because Doctors Treat Us Like Men
Marie Claire’s Kayla Webley Adler digs into the systemic reasons behind why female patients' symptoms are less likely to be taken seriously by doctors, and women are more likely to be misdiagnosed, have their symptoms go unrecognized, or be told what they're experiencing is psychosomatic.
3. Sojourners Sits Down with Margaret Atwood to Talk Faith and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
The first three episodes of the 10-part adaptation of Atwood’s resurgent bestseller premiered on Hulu this week to rave reviews. Atwood spoke with us about the series and how Christianity can be a force for good.
4. What Bullets Do to Bodies
“The gun debate would change in an instant if Americans witnessed the horrors that trauma surgeons confront every day.” HuffPost’s Highline takes readers behind the scenes as surgeons care for shooting victims.
5. Do We Really Want Our Government Run Like a Business?
With Jared Kushner leading up the ‘Office of American Innovation’ — and seemingly everything else — and increasing descriptors of the president’s leadership style as running the government like a business, Kaya Oakes talks to millennial Christians about their dissatisfaction with the intermingling of brand and mission.
6. Betrayed at the Polls, Evangelicals of Color at a Crossroads
Deborah Jian Lee talks to Soong-Chan Rah, Sojourners’ Lisa Sharon Harper, and others about how everything changed the day after Donald Trump was elected president.
7. Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria
“People have been trying to build a library like this for ages—to do so, they’ve said, would be to erect one of the great humanitarian artifacts of all time—and here we’ve done the work to make it real and we were about to give it to the world and now, instead, it’s 50 or 60 petabytes on disk, and the only people who can see it are half a dozen engineers on the project who happen to have access because they’re the ones responsible for locking it up.”
8. Amy Grant Was the Soundtrack to My Rebellion
“What fragile worlds we create that they can be destroyed by smiling girls and their curly hair. How powerful those girls must be to destroy our worlds. Both things are true. The worlds we create crack, bleed, and contradict, and in those fissures, somehow women live.”
9. Should We Bomb Syria (or Afghanistan or Anywhere?) You’re Asking the Wrong Question
“There may be a humanitarian rationalization for the dropping of bombs—as in the case of Syria—but there is rarely and probably never a humanitarian reason for it.”
The Problem goes beyond we need more woc writers. The Problem is how often whiteness shapes, defines, is the beginning of the conversation.— Austin Channing (@austinchanning) April 27, 2017