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

What DNA Ancestry Testing Can (and Can’t) Tell You

There’s two different competing interests here: One is people wanting to know more about their genealogy and their genetic genealogy, which might cause them to reveal information to other people. But then there’s also this real necessary interest in privacy and the desire for privacy….Read Full Article

From yes!magazine


RELIGION

You can’t make me: Should kids be forced to go to church?

Back in my day, there were no choices about going to church. My dad is an Episcopal priest. You went, or… actually, there was no or. We went. The end. Being forced to go to church caused me to rebel and not go anywhere regularly for many years, until we found our parish fourteen years ago. We were drawn in by the focus on outreach, and the large quantities of kids and families. Finally, I thought. A church I want to attend, and no one is making me go…Read Full Article

From growchristians


FAITH

Survivors remember Ebola epidemic as Samaritan’s Purse releases documentary

“The documentary is a testimony to God’s faithfulness, and it will show you that in the darkest hour of one’s life, God has not left you. He’s still there,” Graham told RNS…Read Full Article

From RNS


LITERATURE

9 things I learned from Chelsea Vowel’s “Indigenous Writes”

here are some of the things I learned from Indigenous Writes, including some things that I thought I knew but I didn’t really know, ya know?

This list is and should be embarrassing, because I should have known this stuff. Maybe you feel a similar embarrassment about your knowledge of Indigenous issues. Good news, that’s why the book exists!..Read Full Article

From acresofsnow


SPIRITUALITY

Marking a (mostly) booze-free Lent

I never observed Lent, the 40-day period of self-denial that stretches from sombre Ash Wednesday, when believers mark their third eye with grey dust as a reminder of their eventual death, to the excess of Easter, with its pineapple-studded hams that are hefty as footballs. So what made me, an avowed spiritual agnostic, co-opt this holy ritual observed by millions of religious believers who forgo candy and cable TV in order to get closer to God?…Read Full Article

From Ucobserver


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One Comment on “What We Read This Week”

  1. Margaret Miller
    April 1, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    I enjoy getting these blogs, it is always interesting to see what you have been reading.

    The article on DNA testing was particularly interesting to me; you may like to take a look at a story on the same subject but from a very different angle that I recently had published in Dialogues. http://www.dialogue2.ca/margaret-miller-the-neanderthal-and-the-bedouin.html

    Keep up the good work!

    Margaret

    On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 12:11 PM, Wood Lake Publishing’s blog wrote:

    > Wood Lake Publishing posted: ” Each week, we bring you interesting stories > from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIAL JUSTICE > What DNA Ancestry Testing Can (and Can’t) Tell You There’s two different > competing interests here: One is people wanting to kn” >

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