WEEKLY WRAP 6.21.19: THE BEST 10 STORIES YOU MISSED THIS WEEK | Sojourners

WEEKLY WRAP 6.21.19: THE BEST 10 STORIES YOU MISSED THIS WEEK

1. Quebec Government Passes State 'Secularism' Bill That Restricts Religious Freedoms

"Protesters maintain the bill discriminates against religious minorities by making them choose between their faith and their work."

2. How a New Documentary Honors the Emanuel Nine

"If we are to achieve real and lasting racial justice and reconciliation, we must move beyond forgiveness for heinous acts of violence and hate and look for ways to dismantle structures of racial inequity and affirmations of racism."

3. Translation as an Arithmetic of Loss

"Sometimes the cost of migration is not just what gets lost in translation, but all the things we wish to leave unsaid, the stories we wish never to find us again, lost in the valley that lies beyond language."

4. Critics Say U.S. Bishops' New Abuse Regulations Lack Lay Involvement

"Roughly a quarter of U.S. Catholics have reduced mass attendance or giving to their local parish because of the abuse crisis."

5. How Much for that Queerness In the Window? Lost In the World of Pride Merch

From mouthwash to clothes to IKEA bags, Pride is for sale everywhere.

6. 4 Ways To Stop White Violence Against Black Women and Girls

“Walking onto a stage and removing a microphone from a black woman mid-sentence is white violence.”

7. How a New Generation of Nigerian Writers Is Salvaging Tradition from Colonial Erasure

“The salvation that was colonialism was spread across modern-day Nigeria by ensuring the denigration of Nigerian traditional religions, the moral codes which held our pre-colonial societies together.”

8. Without Community Reinvestment, Legalizing Marijuana Is Just Blowing Smoke

"We cannot allow politicians to create cannabis laws that will generate exorbitant levels of white wealth without repairing the harm caused by the existing laws ..."

9. The 2020 Democratic Primary Debate Over Reparations, Explained

Openly talking about reparations for the descendants of enslaved men and women is a notable shift for Democrats. But the conversation has often lacked substance.

10. Librarian of Congress Names Joy Harjo the Nation's 23rd Poet Laureate

“Harjo is the first Native American poet to serve in the position – she is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She succeeds Tracy K. Smith, who served two terms as laureate.”

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