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‘Really Insufficient’: No Officers Indicted in Killing of Breonna Taylor

by the Web Editors 09-23-2020
Faith leaders react to grand jury decision.

People in Louisville, Ky., react after a decision in the criminal case against police officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

“The Grand Jury determined that there is no evidence to support a criminal violation of state law caused Ms. Taylor’s death,” said Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

‘Spiritual’ People Are More Likely to Vote, Study Finds

by the Web Editors 09-22-2020

Photo: Kari Sullivan / Unsplash

Pamela Ebstyne King believes that “[t]hrough spirituality, people potentially have access to prosocial ideals and beliefs, a community to support them, and a source of transcendence that motivates behaviors aligned with their spiritual ideals.”

U.S. Surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths

by the Web Editors 09-22-2020

A nurse wipes away tears as she stands outside NYU Langone Medical Center on 1st Avenue in Manhattan as New York police came to cheer and thank healthcare workers in New York City, April 16, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY/File Photo

The United States hit another grim milestone Tuesday as the death toll from the spread of the coronavirus exceeded 200,000, by far the highest number of any nation. The United States, on a weekly average, is now losing about 800 lives each day to the virus, according to a Reuters tally. 

1 in 10 U.S. Young Adults Believe Jewish People Caused the Holocaust

by the Web Editors 09-16-2020

Shoes stolen by Germans from Jewish children arriving at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Photo: William Warby / Unsplash

However, overall respondents conveyed a desire for compulsory education of this horrific time in history, with 64 percent of American millennials and Gen Zers expressing that Holocaust education should be compulsory in school.

Weekly Wrap 9.4.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 09-04-2020

The roots of Midwest protests, remembering Chadwick Boseman, Bob Ross's hometown, and more.

Weekly Wrap 8.28.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 08-28-2020

Ongoing lament and protest again police brutality, the problem with chairs, and why 2020 is the most consequential election for Black Americans since 1868.

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

by the Web Editors 08-21-2020

More postal service frustration, how evictions threaten the vote, Little Free Libraries in COVID, and more.

Weekly Wrap 8.14.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 08-14-2020

The U.S. postal service, brick-powered homes, Noah’s Ark, Indigenous self-determination, and more

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

by the Web Editors 08-07-2020

Religious freedom, the Black freedom struggle, Mike Pence’s anti-abortion message, and more.

Weekly Wrap 7.31.20 The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 07-31-2020

America’s addiction to whiteness, John Lewis, Trump’s election rhetoric, and more.

Weekly Wrap 7.24.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 07-24-2020

An ‘eviction apocalypse’ is looming, a Portland reporter offers an inside look at covering the protests, and the drummer of Nirvana has thoughts on the plans to reopen schools.

Faith Leaders and Activists Honor John Lewis’ Life of ‘Good Trouble’

by the Web Editors 07-18-2020

Congressman John Lewis addresses supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff as they wait for the poll numbers to come in for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

Civil rights leader and long-time member of the U.S. House of Representatives John Lewis died on Friday at age 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Weekly Wrap 7.17.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 07-17-2020

The death of a civil rights icon, people-pleasing during a pandemic, the impact of recent Supreme Court rulings, and more. 

Weekly Wrap 7.10.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 07-10-2020

Parenting in a pandemic, Islam's anti-racist message, the price of white evangeical patriarchy, and more. 

ICE Places New Restriction on International Students

by the Web Editors 07-07-2020

Image via Reuters/Brian Snyder

The guidance does not affect international students taking in-person classes. It also does not affect F-1 students taking a partial online course-load as long as some of their classes are conducted in-person. M-1 vocational program students and F-1 English language training program students will not be allowed to take any classes online.

Weekly Wrap 7.3.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 07-02-2020

Dominican nuns fighting climate change, Frederick Douglass on monuments, voting rights, and more.

Weekly Wrap 6.26.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 06-26-2020

The second Great Depression, how to be alone, the resistance of the black church, and more.

Weekly Wrap 6.19.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 06-19-2020

Protecting the vote, #DefundThePolice, and interfaith chaplains.

Atlanta Police Officer Charged with Murder in Death of Rayshard Brooks

by the Web Editors 06-17-2020

Protesters rally against racial inequality and the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta. June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo

A Georgia county prosecutor on Wednesday announced that a fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, 27, in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant last week.

Weekly Wrap 6.12.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 06-12-2020

Abolishing the police, reparations, and owning our racist pasts.