What We Read This Week


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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


HUMANITY

Walls Of Kindness: The Charitable Movement In Iran

The spread of grassroots charity has also sparked a debate about the failure of the Iranian government to support its poor, so many of whom have been hit hard by the country’s ongoing recession. Nevertheless, the simple act of one anonymous philanthropist, the re-appropriation of ‘the wall’ as a tool for inclusion rather than division, has become a powerful symbol for citizenship and solidarity across the Middle East and beyond.”…Read Full Article

From The Culture Trip


POLITICS

In battle over new Canadian pipeline, it’s Trudeau vs. tribes

The ghost of the Keystone XL pipeline is hovering over every new fossil fuel project — and it’s haunting the Canadian prime minister’s office…Read Full Article

From grist


TRANSPORTATION

Watch this straddle bus eat cars as it speeds down the highway- transportation

Six years ago we showed the crazy Chinese 3D fast bus  and everyone thought it was silly vaporware. Three years ago we showed an updated version, the Land Airbus  which got to the animated video stage. Now it appears that it is at the model stage, zipping through the International High-tech Expo in Beijing the other day…Read Full Article

From Treehugger


HAPPINESS

Baby Boxes Cut Infant Mortality in Finland

In 1938, the Finnish government presented a gift to impoverished expectant mothers: a box. This gift would transform parenting in the Scandinavian nation. Measuring roughly 27.5 inches long, 17 inches wide, and 10.5 inches tall, each box contained a sturdy mattress and essentials for the first few months of infancy: blankets, clothing, pacifiers, and bibs. Today, the boxes are showing up all over the world, representing much more than a collection of baby items…Read Full Article

From Yes!magazine


PLANET

Choosing a President in a Time of Climate Crisis        

The dangers of runaway climate change make this U.S. presidential race pivotal. Our next president must be someone who understands the science, can build support for a clean energy future, and is independent enough from the fossil fuel industry and its investors to make the right choices…Read Full Article

From Yes!magazine


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Categories: Christian Life, Daily Life, environment, Happiness, Humanity, Planet, Politics, spirituality, transportation

Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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