Weekly Wrap 7.6.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 7.6.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Women Faith Leaders Bear Witness at the U.S.-Mexico Border
“Gloria Anzaldúa famously referred to the U.S.-Mexico border as una herida abierta — an open wound. … But if the border is a wound, then perhaps we can best describe our nation as doubting Thomas before his encounter with Christ.”

2. Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.
From The New York Times. Spoiler alert: Babies are expensive.

3. Contemplative By Catastrophe
An excerpt of Parker Palmer’s latest book, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old.

4. U.S. Army Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits
Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, according to the Associated Press.

5. Media Get the South All Wrong, So ‘Movement Journalists’ Are Stepping In
Project South, a leadership development nonprofit focused on racial and economic justice, is creating a media hub that will expand coverage of people in the region working on social, political, and economic transformation, a type of reporting they call “movement journalism.”

6. Two Things We Can Do to Help Reunite Families
We’ve protested and we’ve marched. Now we must ensure the administration fulfills their requirements to reunite the families they separated.

7. Read EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation Letter to Donald Trump
“I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service.”

8. Art Caravan Heads to Brownsville, Will Hang Artwork on the Border Fence
“Illustrator and resistance artist Yocelyn Riojas has noticed that, amid the sea of protest signs at marches and rallies against family separation, it’s rare to spot any positive imagery.”

9. In Our Own Image: American Christians Think God Looks Like Them
Specifically: masculine, white, and young.

10. Battle Over Houston Child Detention Facility Heats Up
“… while Trump signed an executive order preventing family separations, Southwest Key has moved forward with expansion plans.”