Weekly Wrap 5.4.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week

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By the Web Editors 5-04-2018

1. 10 Journalists Were Just Killed in Afghanistan. Please Shut Up About the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.

“The White House Correspondents’ Dinner touches on everything that is lucratively diseased in Washington journalism — but the martyrdom of 10 journalists in Afghanistan tells you everything you need to know about hardscrabble courage in the profession.”

2. James Cone Was the Most Important Theologian of His Time

James Cone not only opened the door to liberation theology, but showed the message of liberation to be at the core of the gospel.

3. A Work By Zora Neale Hurston Will Finally Be Published

From New York Times: “The book’s release could have a profound impact on Hurston’s literary legacy. Hurston, who died in 1960, is best known for her works of fiction, including Their Eyes Were Watching God and Moses, Man of the Mountain. But she was also a groundbreaking anthropologist and ethnographer, one of the first in her field to record and study African-American folklore, at a time when most scholars ignored black culture, or dismissed it as primitive.”

4. White Women Love Esther

Why? And what about Zeresh …?

5. Baby Breitbarts to Pop Up Across the Country?

Like Sinclair stations, but online.

6. Almost 1,500 Migrant Children Placed in Homes by the U.S. Government Went Missing Last Year

“From October to December 2017, HHS called 7,635 children the agency had placed with sponsors, and found 6,075 of the children were still living with their sponsors, 28 had run away, five had been deported and 52 were living with someone else. The rest were missing, said Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary at HHS.”

7. Mari Andrew and the ‘Zigzagging Journey’ of Trauma, Faith, and Art

Writer and illustrator Mari Andrew’s new book Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood chronicles in charming doodles the realities and traumas that come with living through your 20s.

8. After Harsh Criticism, Facebook Quietly Pulls Services from Developing Countries

Facebook enabled ethnic-cleansing-related hate speech in Myanmar; many died and thousands fled. Rather than take responsibility, it’s turning away.

9. These UNESCO-Protected Mansions in Istanbul Were Rotting Away. Then Syrians Refugees Moved In.

“Few of the residents in the area know that the wooden houses they live in are of immense historical importance. They are some of the last surviving Ottoman-era mansions in Istanbul, where vast construction projects and a relentless drive for modernization have transformed the city’s landscape in the last century.”

10. 10 Pieces You Need to Read About Sexual Assault and the Church

Our prayer is this: May our reading and writing lead to preaching and legislating, may our preaching and legislating heal trauma and end sexual violence. Amen.

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