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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.

Weekly Wrap 6.5.2020: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 06-04-2020

Cops, anti-racist reading lists, and the Bible photo-op.

Police Tear Gas Peaceful Protesters to Clear Way for Trump Church Photo Op

by the Web Editors 06-01-2020

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a Bible as he stands in front of St. John's Episcopal Church. June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

After an incendiary Rose Garden speech on Monday— in which he threatened to deploy the military if mayors and state governors refused to call out the National Guard to end protests of police brutality — President Donald Trump crossed Lafayette Park to pose for pictures while holding a Bible in front of the historic St. John Episcopal Church. Before his photo op, police used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear peaceful protesters from the park, which stands between the White House and the church. 

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan: ‘We Must Take This Moment to Change It All'

by the Web Editors 05-30-2020

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan at a news conference on May 30.

"There are white supremacists, there are anarchists, there are people who are burning down the institutions that are core to our identity and who we are," Flanagan said, pointing to Migizi, a nonprofit organization serving Native American youth, which was trashed and its historical archives destroyed amid the protests. " ... We need to create the space for people to be able to grieve, to come together, to mourn the loss of George Floyd, but in order to be able to do that, we need to create the space to remove the people who are doing us harm."

Minneapolis Police Officer Charged with Murder in George Floyd's Death

by the Web Editors 05-29-2020

A protester kicks the door of the Florida home of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the Windermere neighbourhood of Orlando, Fla., May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who is seen on a bystander's cellphone video kneeling on George Floyd's neck on Monday, has been charged with third-degree murder in Floyd's death, according to Mike Freeman, Hennepin County attorney.

Weekly Wrap 5.29.2020: The 10 Best Stories You Missed this Week

by the Web Editors 05-29-2020

8. George Floyd Left a Gospel Legacy in Houston

As a person of peace, “Big Floyd” opened up ministry opportunities in the Third Ward housing projects.

9. An ‘Avalanche of Evictions’ Could Be Bearing Down on America’s Renters

The economic downturn is shaping up to be particularly devastating for renters, who are more likely to be lower-income and work hourly jobs cut during the pandemic.

Weekly Wrap 5.22.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 05-22-2020

The politics in ‘Mrs. America,’ evangelicals in Brazil, and finding joy right now. 

Weekly Wrap 5.15.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 05-15-2020

Learning from Octavia Butler, pandemic changes for seminary students, mystery at Oxford, and more.

Weekly Wrap 5.8.2020: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 05-08-2020

Mother’s Day grief, spiritual care on the front lines, essential workers, and more.