Weekly Wrap 7.19.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 7.19.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Why We Need Women to Lead Us

By the time I was a young adult, I had taken in so many messages in the church that told me that as a woman, I would always be who I am in submission to the men around me.

2. One of America’s Top Climate Scientists Is an Evangelical Christian. She’s on a Mission to Persuade Skeptics

Faith in God is central to Katharine Hayhoe’s life. But when it comes to fighting climate change, “the answer is up to us.”

3. Trump's Tweets Say More About America Than We Want to Admit

I am no stranger to people telling me to go back to my country. It’s a very common racial slur. But I consider myself a full-fledged American. The United States is my home and because I love her, I will continue the work to see her promises be realized.

4. Going Home with Wendell Berry

The writer and farmer on local knowledge, embracing limits, and the exploitation of rural America.

5. Policymakers Express Bipartisan Support for Restoring Dignity to Incarcerated Women

While women only make up 7 percent of the prison population, the incarceration rate for women has increased at twice the pace as the incarceration rate for men since 1980, disproportionately impacting women of color.

6. As Evangelical Teenagers, My Friends and I Were Inseparable. How Did We All Drift So Far Apart?

How can people who once moved as one ultra-religious organism become such dramatically different adults?

7. White Evangelicals Have Won Political Influence. But at What Cost?

If the current trends continue, evangelicals may gain political influence but are in serious danger of waking up one morning to find themselves unrecognizable as Christians.

8. The Crystal Cathedral was a monument to televangelism. It’s about to become a Catholic church

The future of the U.S. Catholic Church is in the West.

9. Who Will Call Out the President's Racism?

The moral duty to name and reject racism cannot only fall on the shoulders of people of color, those who are being targeted and assaulted; it must also include other white people in this nation.

10. I Watched the 'Cats' Trailer, and I Have Some Questions

The Cats trailer dropped. It prompted a handful of questions.