Weekly Wrap 6.1.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

By the Web Editors 6-01-2018

1. Hidden Horrors of ‘Zero Tolerance’—Mass Trials and Children Taken From Their Parents

Don’t let the “well, actually” Twitterverse distract you from what it still horrifying news: “More than 700 children were taken from adults claiming to be their parents from October 2017 through April 2018, including more than 100 children under the age of 4.” Listen here to the audio from one of these mass trials.

2. VIDEO: Bishop Curry, Jim Wallis, Church Elders Preach, Hold Vigil to #ReclaimJesus

In case you missed the live stream, here’s a beautiful recap of the Reclaiming Jesus Service and Candlelight Vigil at the White House.

3. Regional Effort to Aid Puerto Rico Caught in Trump’s Solar Tariffs

A groundbreaking solar light kit could empower entire communities in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. But each kit costs about $110, covered by donations. Its creator was shocked to discover the panels were 30 percent more expensive in light of the Trump administration’s new tariffs.

4. A New Level of Mainline Activism on Climate Change

The action is particularly noteworthy because — when compared to demonstrations confronting racism, promoting immigration justice, or decrying war — mainline advocacy responding to the climate crisis has largely remained a cognitive commitment to change, not an embodied resistance. This walk shows the that is swiftly changing …”

5. A Texas School Model That Lowers Suspensions and Prevents Violence

In one year, the number of 3-day suspensions dropped from 94 to 47. Here’s how they did it.

6. Will Christians Stand Up for Transgender Inmates?

Austen Hartke examines the rollback of protections for transgender inmates in federal facilities.

7. The Religious Right’s #MeToo Reckoning Is Coming

“The Paige Patterson scandal just scratches the surface of a movement that has created a ripe environment for sexual harassment and abuse.”

8. America Watches Black Pain. Then We Move On

“I wonder, is our attention easily swayed because these incidents involve people of color? Do they make America uncomfortable? Or is it because we still don’t know how to sincerely acknowledge and confront the reality of African Americans in the U.S.?”

9. Hispanic Identity Is Already Shaping the Race Between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz

The numerous ways in which the candidates’ unique relationships with the Hispanic community have already intersected.

10. The Secret of Health and Happiness Is Surprisingly Simple

Here, you need this. Happy Friday.

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