Weekly Wrap 7.31.20 The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 7.31.20 The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. America Has Been Addicted to Whiteness for 400 Years

What remains for all who’ve hit rock bottom is the long road to healing.

2. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman Saved Their Friendship With Couples Therapy

In their debut book, ‘Big Friendship,’ the hosts of ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ explore the joys and challenges of their 11-year bond.

3. Churches Alone Can't Stop The Killing of Forest Defenders

More than 200 land and environmental defenders were killed in 2019 according to the report released by Global Witness this week. Colombia topped the country rankings with 64 deaths, while Latin America continued its 8-year run as the worst-hit region, accounting for two-thirds of global deaths.

4. You Can Stop Cleaning Your Mail Now

People are power scrubbing their way to a false sense of security.

5. How White Supremacy Has Disfigured American Christianity

White Too Long began with a growing consciousness of the abiding presence of white supremacy within the faith we white Christians have inherited and live within.

6. John Lewis: Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.

7. The Gun Debates Prepared Me for America's COVID-19 Response

As a shooting survivor who works to educate people about gun violence and advocate for gun reform in the United States, I have spent years trying to convince people that it is worth making personal sacrifices for the sake of the collective good.

8. How America Weaponizes Motherhood

The experience of motherhood in America is a political question just as much as it is a question of flesh. We allow white mothers a sainthood not extended to other types of mothers.

9. Trump's Dangerous Election Rhetoric

As we face a health pandemic, an economic crisis, a moment of reckoning, and potential transformation around racial justice, we are also facing the precipitous consequences of this president’s reckless administration.

10. How Will Christians Answer This Moment in History?

The writer James Baldwin stated in 1962, “It is, alas, the truth that to be an American writer today means mounting an unending attack on all that Americans believe themselves to hold sacred.”