Weekly Wrap 9.6.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week | Sojourners

Weekly Wrap 9.6.19: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

1. How Young Nigerians are Challenging Sexual Assault in the Church

The lack of accountability in conjunction with a system that seems to protect the failure of religious leaders inspired the youth who poured onto the streets in protest.

2. The Gospel According to Marianne Williamson

Do spirituality and self-help have a political constituency?

3. Sa’Ra Skipper's Fight for Insulin Affordability

Skipper was away from home at college and had unexpectedly lost coverage for the daily insulin she needs to treat her Type 1 diabetes.

4. On Giving Up

In order to keep going, we will have to give up certain things.

5. How Credible Fear Interviews Can Harm Asylum Seekers

Central American women who cross the southern border with their children to seek asylum in the U.S. are often sent to a federal facility in Dilley, Texas, where they are handed a complicated document.

6. What’s Missing From “White Fragility”

Declaring that whiteness exists—for others or oneself—does not, itself, do anything.

7. A Shared Vision of Contemplative Activism

Contemplatives are people who seek the whole, and therefore, live in liminal spaces. So, what then does it look like for us to come up against systems that oppress?

8. Coming To Terms With Loss And Grief In Gorgeous 'Everything Inside'

Edwidge Danticat's new story collection explores the ways people deal with death, from a woman whose barely known father is dying to a man facing his last seconds as he falls from a construction site

9. Bob Dylan's Overlooked Christian Music

Dylan’s Christianity was markedly out of step with his peers at the time, but his popular remaking of the old-time religion was prescient and telling.

10. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – Read an Excerpt

Set more than 15 years after The Handmaid’s Tale, Atwood’s Booker prize-shortlisted sequel revisits her dystopian republic Gilead.

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