Weekly Wrap 8.21.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 8.21.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week


1. Black Christians Have Lived Out Their Faith by Fighting for Voting Access
Fighting for voting rights is an act of loving your neighbor.

2. When Facts Fail to Convince, Storytelling May Do the Trick
Sharing personal anecdotes about how the climate crisis is changing our lives for the worse can persuade people to care, according to a new study. And that’s including conservatives.

3. The U.S. Shouldn’t Get to Decide If a Navajo Man Dies
His tribe objected. The victim’s family objected. Even the case’s original prosecutor objected. But he’s scheduled to get the death penalty anyway.

4. COVID-19 Evictions Could Leave More Women Without a Vote
If income-insecure women face losing their homes – and access to a stable address to receive voting registration, ballots, applications, and critical change-of-address forms – this could impact how many of them vote in the upcoming presidential election, experts say, adding this could also have a significant impact on the outcome of the November election.

5. South Korea’s Latest Church-Linked Coronavirus Outbreak Is Turning into a Battle on Religious Freedom
A South Korean religious group at the center of a new coronavirus outbreak has been accused by the government of withholding key information and obstructing public health authorities in their fight against the pandemic.

6. Are Little Free Libraries Helping Locals Survive COVID? L.A. Weighs In
With most bookstores and libraries still closed, some are turning to the neighborhood boxes, others avoiding the risk.

7. The Threat to Vote By Mail Isn’t Fraud. It’s Disinformation and Sabotage
Election officials say it's nearly impossible to commit voter fraud by mail. Getting people to doubt the legitimacy of the whole process is much easier.

8. Risking Death for Tomatoes
Concerns about access to health care and preventing COVID-19 loom large among tomato harvesters in Florida.

9. San Antonio Postal Union Leader Describes Mass Delays, Says Postal Service Hid Backlogged Mail from Congressman
The union leader said tens of thousands of pieces of mail were carted away ahead of U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro’s visit. The office's delays have been exacerbated by employees missing because of COVID-19 concerns.

10. Storing Carbon in the Prairie Grass
Plans would pay landowners to keep the ecosystem in a natural state to fight climate change.

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