Weekly Wrap 8.7.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 8.7.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week


1. I Am Afraid of the American Flag

We live in the shadow of flags meant to forever hide us, to remind us we don’t belong.

2. Religious Freedom in America: Popular and Polarizing

While 35 percent of U.S. adults overall said they believe their own religious freedom is threatened at least somewhat, conservatives were more likely than liberals to say so.

3. Don't Believe The Lie: The Black Freedom Struggle Never Ended

The tradition that we come from in the Black freedom struggle has a long history of challenging America while also living in America, loving a place that has not loved us back.

4. Mike Pence Emphasizes Anti-Abortion Message in Tampa Bay Visit

Pence traveled to the Tampa Bay area as a part of a multi-state “Life Wins” tour with the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List.

5. The Strange Theology That Rejects Masks but Embraces Guns

While the COVID-19 pandemic has understandably occupied front pages across the country and around the globe for much of the past six months, another destructive wave continues to fester, creating so much pain and grief: our national plague of gun violence, which claims 100 lives a day.

6. Falwell Apologizes for Unzipped Pants Photo: ‘I’m Gonna Try To Be a Good Boy’

The Liberty University president said he regrets his Instagram post, but said the party was harmless summer fun.

7. Wearing a Mask Is Biblical

Wearing a mask is a small cross to bear for all the good it does.

8. German Protestant Church to Send Migrant Rescue Boat to Mediterranean

Sea-Watch 4, purchased by a crowdfund, is set to leave from Spain in few days.

9. Polish LGBT People Leaving As Post-Vote Mood Grows Hostile

They have instead faced a furious backlash from the Catholic Church and the government. Duda proposed a constitutional amendment to prevent same-sex couples from adopting children.

10. This Gets Worse: What Happens If Congress Fails to Act on Pandemic Relief

We must continue to demand that our elected officials secure a deal that adequately helps all who need it, especially as current reporting suggests that the two sides are still far apart on what should be in the final bill.