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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.

Weekly Wrap 5.1.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 05-01-2020

Why Zoom leaves us unfulfilled, churches addressing financial distress, food hospitality, and more.

Weekly Wrap 4.24.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 04-24-2020

10 ways to do online church, flattening the curve of xenophobia, these ‘Malthusian’ times, and more.

Weekly Wrap 4.17.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 04-17-2020

3. Their Calling Was to Lay Hands on the Sick. Then Came the Coronavirus.

How the pandemic transformed the lives and ministry of eight Manhattan priests, and what their example can teach the rest of us.

4. Christian ethics and the dilemma of triage during a pandemic

In the current COVID-19 pandemic, medical staff are making triage decisions about who will be saved by artificial ventilation and who will be allowed to die.

Weekly Wrap 4.10.20 The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 04-09-2020

Staying home for Easter, a cathedral converted to a hospital, defying despair, and more.

Weekly Wrap 4.3.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 04-03-2020

Last rites via zoom, wartime metaphors, Portugal protects migrants, and more.

Weekly Wrap 3.27.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 03-27-2020

Church in Kairos time, refusing to physically gather for worship, coping with anxiety in a pandemic, and more.

Weekly Wrap 3.20.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 03-20-2020

Lessons from plagues, the younger Catholic Workers, and loving your neighbor according to kids.

Weekly Wrap 3.13.20: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 03-13-2020

Our new normal in a time of coronavirus: pastoring, loving our neighbor, preserving mental health, and more.