Weekly Wrap 6.16.17: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

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By the Web Editors 6-16-2017

1. 27 Pulse Survivors, Family Members, and First Responders Share Their Stories

“Not only did I have nowhere to hide that night but now in general in my life, this very personal, sensitive subject, it’s out there for everyone to know. That’s why that just kept ringing in my head. Nowhere left to hide. I could no longer hide who I am." The stunning photo essay and website “Dear World Orlando” marks one year since the Pulse nightclub shooting.

2. Church Planting and the Gospel of Gentrification

Read this important piece and then join the Twitter chat at 2 p.m. ET, following @Sojourners or #SojoChat.

3. Why Women Don’t Run for Office

While the election of Donald Trump has motivated particularly Democratic women to take political action, women are still much less likely to have thought about running for office. Here’s why—

4. Iraqi Christians in Detroit Are Being Threatened with Deportation. Here’s What You Should Know.

Many fear for their lives if they are sent back.

5. Tracy K. Smith Named New U.S. Poet Laureate

“Poetry can help us make sense of the contemporary moment … Any political moment is uncertain, and a voice that lets us think about that will last. Let’s think about how empathy can drive our perspective of one another. Let’s think about how we can get past what’s binary and simplest to what’s complicated.”

6. Do You Ever Take the Time to Just Sit and Think?

Real question—

7. Here’s How the Orlando Community Worked Toward Healing Since Pulse

In the year since the tragedy, the larger Latinx community in Orlando has had to confront the limitations of its existing institutions. 

8. When Dallas Was the Most Racist City in America

In the early 1920s, the city’s chapter of the Ku Klux Klan once included one out of every three eligible men. Here’s how the Dallas Morning News led the fight against them.

9. Fitting into the World in 'Hunger' — Roxane Gay Talks with Trevor Noah

In the extended interview, Hunger author Roxane Gay recounts the horrific childhood attack that led to her weight gain and describes the ridicule and unsolicited advice she receives from strangers.

10. How Trump Makes a Spectacle of Religion

Some key takeaways from Trump’s “world religion tour,” and how it mimicked his entire sales-based approach that has characterized his campaign administration.

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