Weekly Wrap 6.19.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 6.19.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Protecting the Vote Is One Way to Show Black Lives Matter

These types of failures in the voting process may become additional tools in the arsenal of voter suppression, and the Black community must be prepared.

2. The Gap Between Trump's Record and Rhetoric on Religious Freedom

Most Americans missed what was supposed to be the crown jewel of the Trump religion propaganda trifecta: the signing of an executive order on international religious freedom.

3. How Racist Was Flannery O’Connor?

She has become an icon of American letters. Now readers are reckoning with another side of her legacy.

4. #DefundThePolice Because They Won't Reform Themselves

That’s how fragile black life in the U.S. is. Our risk of being killed by police hinges on little things like the weather.

5. Church Tied to Oregon's Largest Coronavirus Outbreak

A church in rural northeastern Oregon is now the epicenter of the state's largest coronavirus outbreak, as 236 people tested positive for the disease.

6. Is All 'Virtue Signaling' a Bad Thing?

Motives are clearly important in the Bible.

7. Rebecca Solnit: Before the Uprising, Comes the Work

On the decades of activism that leads to historic change.

8. Protests Prompt Federal Review Into Deaths of Robert Fuller and Malcolm Harsch

‘Black people remain subject to racist violence, perpetrated by both state and private vigilantes.’

9. Why We Capitalize ‘Black’ (and not ‘white’)

An explainer from the Columbia Journalism Review.

10. The Interfaith Chaplains of the Capitol Hill Organized Protest

‘If people are hurting and being traumatized, what are we going to do, sit and watch the livestream?’

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