Weekly Wrap 9.27.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 9.27.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. Why I Created a Chapel Service Where People Confess to Plants

As a city boy who grew up in the dirty streets of Sao Paulo, I am becoming closer to the pulsing heart of forests, animals, rocks and skies, and it has expanded my allegiance to God.

2. Bari Weiss’s Unasked Questions

Judith Butler reviews Bari Weiss’s book How To Fight Anti-Semitism.

3. Youth Climate Strike Brings Out Thousands in New York City

These kids didn't cause the climate crisis, but they're leading the charge to stop it.

4. Kathryn Murdoch Steps Out of the Family Shadow to Fight Climate Change

You know her last name, and her father-in-law, Rupert, the conservative media mogul. Now, she hopes to remove partisan obstacles to climate progress that her family’s empire helped build.

5. Rooted: Taking the Time to Cherish the History that Makes Me

Much like Isaac from the book of Genesis, I am the son of a family seemingly destined to transience.

6. The Question of Race in Beowulf

J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal scholarship on Beowulf centers a white male gaze. Toni Morrison focused on Grendel and his mother as raced and marginal figures.

7. Trump is Dismantling True Religious Freedom

Trump's intent to target people based on their faith — an obvious violation of our nation’s commitment to religious freedom — was stated from the beginning.

8. Jonathan Van Ness of ‘Queer Eye’ Comes Out

The reality-show star says he’s living with H.I.V., and speaks about being an addict and a sexual abuse survivor.

9. 'Just Mercy' Brings Criminal Justice Reform to the Big Screen

This film is a valuable lesson in how the law has failed (and continues to fail) people of color and those in poverty.

10. So You Married a Hegelian

A defense of Reddit’s much-loathed philosophy guy, written by a very nice and normal philosophy guy.