Weekly Wrap 8.14.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 8.14.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week


1. How Trump’s Mail Voting Sabotage Could Result in an Election Night Nightmare

Trump’s attacks on mail voting and the political calculus behind them, explained.

2. Five Principles That Must Guide School Reopenings

This is an opportunity to reimagine what the education system could look like.

3. Catholic Discourse on Black Lives Matter Must Amplify Women Founders

This year, we are seeing white Catholics attempting to publicly grapple with a belief many Catholics of color have publicly encouraged since 2013: The Catholic Church must align itself with the Black Lives Matter movement.

4. Your Future Home Could Be Powered By the Bricks It’s Built With

Imagine a world where instead of threading the walls of your house with copper wires that deliver electricity from the grid, the walls themselves stored that energy, potentially drawn from a solar array on your roof.

5. Families Priced Out of ‘Learning Pods’ Seek Alternatives

Should public school systems provide teachers for small-group instruction?

6. What It’s Like to Lose Your First Language

A graphic essay about the author’s loss of Sinhala.

7. During the Pandemic, a Prison Funeral for Our Angel

Despite coronavirus-related lockdown and a skittish staff, prisoners at California Women’s Facility pulled off a full-fledged memorial service for a beloved long-termer.

8. The Ark at the End of the World

A visit to a Kentucky replica of Noah’s Ark reveals as much about politics as it does about faith built around certainty.

9. When Systemic Racism Meets the Coronavirus, Black Women Suffer Economically

Black women have lost hundreds of thousands of jobs due to the coronavirus. But long-held, systemic racism had already put them in a precarious position.

10. Missionaries Gain Access to Amazon’s Indigenous Peoples, Despite Pandemic

“A few villages reported that there were evangelical missionaries in their areas who refused to go away,” a lawyer for the Indigenous Peoples Association of the River Javari Valley told Religion News Service.

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