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Death Toll in Puerto Rico May Exceed 4,600—Not 64

by the Web Editors 05-30-2018

Image via Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters.

Nearly 1-in-10 deaths were a direct result of the storm, and one-third could be traced to "delayed or prevented access to medical care" as a result of the storm.

Weekly Wrap 5.25.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 05-25-2018

1. Fresh Off Royal Sermon, Bishop Warns ‘Somebody Woke Up Jim Crow’

CNN covers last night’s Reclaiming Jesus Service and Vigil to the White House that drew more than 2,000 people to hear Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Rev. Jim Wallis, Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann, Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, and other church elders.

And if you missed it …

2. You Can Watch the Full Video of the Reclaiming Jesus Service Here

Evangelicals Least Likely to Believe U.S. Should Accept Refugees

by the Web Editors 05-24-2018

British United Nations Ambassador Karen Pierce consoles a twelve-year-old Rohingya refugee near Cox’s Bazar, in Bangladesh, April 29, 2018. REUTERS/Michelle Nichols

Of the 43 percent who do not believe the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees, polling showed that no group agrees less with that idea than white evangelical Protestants, at 68 percent.

New NFL Policy Requires Players on Field to Stand During the National Anthem

by the Web Editors 05-23-2018

Houston Texans linebacker Lamarr Houston and cornerback Kevin Johnson kneel during the anthem, October 29, 2017. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

In the 2016 season, many players followed in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest against police brutality and racial inequality sparking a national debate. 

Watch Sister Norma Pimentel's Notre Dame Commencement Address

by the Web Editors 05-21-2018

Image via University of Notre Dame

Sister Pimentel spoke on her own experiences as a child of Mexican immigrants and urged graduates to listen to God's call to stand in solidarity with the vulnerable and to be a voice for the voiceless. 

WATCH: Bishop Michael Curry's Royal Wedding Sermon

by the Web Editors 05-19-2018

Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop of the American Episcopal Church, delivered the sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, focusing on God as a source of love — and justice.

Weekly Wrap 5.18.18: The Ten Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 05-18-2018

4. David Letterman Just Can’t Figure Out Why He Never Had Women Writers

Letterman brought up the topic in an interview with Tina Fey on his new Netflix show — to not great effect. “If in the previous three decades, Letterman had hired greater numbers of diverse writers, he would have transformed the comedy world. He chose not to, and that’s part of his legacy.”

Dozens of Palestinian Protesters Killed as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

by the Web Editors 05-14-2018

A Palestinian demonstrator reacts during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

U.S. President Donald Trump announced last December plans to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a move to recognize Jersualem as the capital of Israel, upending decades of U.S. policy and outraging Palestinians.

Stephen Colbert Leads Anna Wintour in a Papal Fashion-Off

by the Web Editors 05-11-2018

“Is there a security system protecting all this stuff, or is the security just the crushing guilt you will feel if you take anything?,” Colbert asks.

Weekly Wrap 5.11.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

by the Web Editors 05-11-2018

1. Black Activist Jailed for His Facebook Posts Speaks Out About FBI Surveillance

Rakem Balogun is believed to be the first person targeted and prosecuted under a secretive U.S. surveillance effort to track so-called “black identity extremists.”

2. You’re Not That Special, and Other Lessons from Kate Bowler

“It makes sense that Kate Bowler, whose career began with a motorcycle-driving pastor of a Mennonite megachurch, would also be the person you’d want to hear from about life with incurable Stage 4 cancer. When life hands you the incomprehensible, sometimes all you can do is pay attention.”

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