Weekly Wrap 8.30.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 8.30.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Amazon Fires Deepen a Split Between Brazil's Christians

The apparently intentional escalation of fires in the Amazon rainforest has contributed to a growing political split between Christians in Brazil.

2. Why I Took My Church to the Mosque

I learned very well how to love and edify my Christian community. What I didn’t understand was how to interact with those who didn’t share my theology and belief system.

3. We Should All Be Reading More Ursula Le Guin

Her novels imagine other worlds, but her theory of fiction can help us better live in this one.

4. Study Shows Increasing Political Divide Between Younger and Older White Evangelicals

66 percent of young white evangelical Christians (age 18-34) say that the U.S. is strengthened by immigrants. Only 32 percent of older white evangelical seniors (age 65+) agree.

5. Colombia’s Former FARC Guerrilla Leader Calls for Return to War

Many former FARC members who have committed to the peace deal and are living as civilians have repeatedly expressed fears that the government is not holding up its end of the bargain.

6. Who Gets to Play God? Revisiting 'Apocalypse Now'

A clear-eyed viewing demands lament for the suffering caused by war.

7. Slavery and the Holocaust: How Americans and Germans Cope With Past Evils

Susan Neiman’s “Learning From the Germans” looks at the different ways two countries deal with their history.

8. The Embodied Joy of the Global Church

One year ago this week, I walked into the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, completing my pilgrimage there. This week I witnessed a different pilgrimage as about 100,000 people made their way to Mount Tabieorar, in Ogere Remo, Nigeria.

9. The U.S. Drug Problem Isn't Tied to Immigration

Instead of “welcoming the stranger,” we project our problems on those who are vulnerable. We perpetuate scapegoating instead of investing in the transformation needed to save lives.

10. Faith and Freelancers: Why Churches Are Turning into Co-Working Spaces

Slick flexible working spaces are everywhere, but faith organizations offer a more basic service with some unconventional benefits.

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