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!


SOCIAL JUSTICE

The Lasting Trauma of Japanese American Incarceration

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt empowered military commanders to execute the “forced evacuation” of anyone with Japanese ancestry from the West Coast of the United States. This order set in motion a mass incarceration that would sweep tens of thousands of people, most of them American citizens, into concentration camps throughout the country’s inland regions…Read Full Article

From Sojourners


ASTRONOMY

Exoplanet discovery: seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star

Just when you thought our planet had enough doomsday problems to grapple with, Saturn went ahead and changed colors on us…Read Full Article

From the guardian


SPIRITUALITY

Thou shalt not speak alternative facts: religion and lying

What do the Abrahamic religious traditions say? Is lying always wrong, or is it sometimes acceptable to knowingly tell a lie? What are the moral and spiritual consequences of telling a lie? And what is the moral and spiritual fallout of knowingly allowing someone else’s lie to go unchallenged?

We put those questions to representatives of four Abrahamic traditions…Read Full Article

From rns


SCIENCE

We thought New Zealand was an island nation. Scientists say it’s the tip of a ‘hidden continent.’

Zealandia has been written off for decades “as an amalgam of continental fragments and slivers” and ocean crust, but now researchers say the land mass meets all the definitions of a continent…Read Full Article

From Washington Post


CHRISTIANITY

Colorado church multi-faith camp promotes peace across religious lines

A United Church of Christ congregation in Colorado is taking a multi-faith approach to help children in its community deepen their own faith practices to promote peace now and in the future….Read Full Article

From UCC


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Categories: Astrology, Christianity, science, social justice, spirituality

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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