Weekly Wrap 6.5.2020: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 6.5.2020: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Nationwide Observances of 'Day of Mourning and Lament' Grieve Two Pandemics

In more than 60 cities across the country, people stopped on June 1 to remember the more than 100,000 people who have died from COVID-19 as part of a National Day of Mourning and Lament.

2. What Is an Anti-Racist Reading List For?

It is unclear whether each book supplies a portion of the holistic racial puzzle or are intended as revelatory islands in and of themselves.

3. Building a World Beyond Policing

Brutality is the rational action of a police state founded on a lie.

4. Meet Father Bryan Massingale: A Black, Gay, Catholic Priest Fighting for an Inclusive Church

A profile of a progressive leader in the Catholic Church working for racial and LGBTQ justice.

5. The Church and the Bible Are Not Presidential Props

Donald Trump used and abused a church, and a Bible, as presidential props for a photo-op. In a violent and authoritarian act, the president of the United States took the space of a church and used a picture of a Bible to make a political move.

6. Thousands of Complaints Do Little to Change Police Ways

Efforts to hold problem officers accountable face resistance from unions, and juries are reluctant to second-guess.

7. What Is the Baseline Responsibility of White Christians?

Looting is not the story. Murder is the story.

8. Self-Care Tips for Black People Struggling With This Very Painful Week

If images of Black suffering have left you feeling sad and angry and overwhelmed, here are some things you might do to get a tiny bit of relief.

9. The Blood We Are Seeing in the Street Was Always There

In Exodus, the Egyptians shed innocent blood. Then God made this blood visible for all to see.

10. Cops Are Always the Main Characters

TV perfected the cop show, metastasized it, and then franchised it into ubiquity. How does that affect the way audiences think about police?

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