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Black Charlottesville Counterprotester Sentenced to 20 Days in Jail
According to The Root, Long says he was acting in self-defense, using spray paint and fire after a white supremacist threatened him with a gun. Long alleges that marcher Richard Preston aimed a gun at his head and fired a bullet into the ground.
Presbyterian Church in Ireland Votes to Ban Same-Sex Couples from Membership
The vote comes in the wake of the church breaking ties with the Church of Scotland due to its more liberal attitude to same-sex relationships, as it moves closer to allowing clergy to marry same-sex couples.
Weekly Wrap 6.8.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
“Focus of resettlement of Syrian refugees has been on immediate minimum housing and financial and physical health care needs. Mental health, which requires greater language and cultural familiarity, has typically not been a priority before and after arrival in the U.S.”
“These women are not loudmouth, promiscuous, or asexual stereotypes. These are shows in which I am affirmed, in which Black women, Black people—Blackness—are affirmed.”
IDF to Investigate Killing of Palestinian Medic in Gaza Violence
Violence in the Gaza Strip has been raging for more than two months, with more than 115 casualties in the "Great March of Return" protests organized by Hamas, a militant group that controls Gaza. Since the end of March, Palestinians have been protesting to shed light on on the Israeli-Egyptian blockade on Gaza, and also call for the “right of return” for Palestinian refugees displaced since the 1948 war.
Weekly Wrap 6.1.18: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Don’t let the “well, actually” Twitterverse distract you from what it still horrifying news: “More than 700 children were taken from adults claiming to be their parents from October 2017 through April 2018, including more than 100 children under the age of 4.” Listen here to the audio from one of these mass trials.
World Vision Names New President
Sandoval succeeds Richard Stearns who served at the organization since 1998 until his retirement this year. Streams was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009.
Death Toll in Puerto Rico May Exceed 4,600—Not 64
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
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 …
Evangelicals Least Likely to Believe U.S. Should Accept Refugees
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
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.
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