Weekly Wrap 6.7.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 6.7.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Why Is the U.S. Government Criminally Charging a Humanitarian Aid Volunteer?

“Dr. Scott Warren is defending himself against three felony charges including conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants — charges that could add up to 20 years in prison.”

2. The Legacy of Rachel Held Evans

New York Times’ The Daily podcast covers the impact of Evans’ prolific career, featuring Elizabeth Dias and interviews with a number of Christian leaders.

3. Hijab Bans Undermine Women's Rights, Not Just Religious Freedom

“What initially began as a solitary ban on conspicuous religious symbols in France — and widely perceived as an attack on the hijab and Muslims — has spread globally. In response, new and innovative legal responses are necessary.”

4. I’m on the Asexuality Spectrum — Here’s What That Means to Me

Three people open up about the often misunderstood orientation.

5. Faith Institutions Urged to Lead Way in Healing 'Collective Trauma'

UN deputy and NGO chief say political failures have left a global void that needs filling.

6. Gun Violence: When Normal Becomes Unacceptable

"That is how change happens — when a new generation decides that what has been acceptable for a long time, no longer is."

7. Report Calls on all Canadians to be Part of the Change

“There are 231 steps that need to be taken by governments and Canadians in order to end the genocide against Indigenous women and girls according to the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.”

8. The Long Road to Decriminalizing Blackness

“In ‘When They See Us’, DuVernay invites us into a broader conversation on the criminalization and mass incarceration of young boys and girls of color, and challenges us to define our own role within this system.”

9. Some Asian Governments Claim LGBTQ Culture Is a Western Invention

From androgynous priests in Malaysia, to cross-dressing mediums in Vietnam, Asia has a proud tradition of gender-defying ritualism stretching back thousands of years.

10. Colombian Indigenous Students Blast Into Solar Future

“More than just a children's science project, solar energy plays a huge role in bringing electricity to this community in La Guajira, on the border with Venezuela.”

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