What We Read This Week


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


FAITH

Learning Grace from a ‘Homeboy’

“What’s his story? He looks so tough, but he’s always talking about God and being blessed.” “He’s one of Father Greg’s Homeboys,” my husband answered. “Homeboys?” I asked, not following. “Yes, Homeboy Industries. it’s run by a Catholic priest, Father Greg Boyle, who ministers to gang members in East LA. I’m guessing Al is a former gang member and by the look of some of his tattoos, served in prison for a while.”…Read Full Article

From busted halo


JUSTICE

The other residential schools

Nine Canadian boarding schools for the deaf and blind have faced legal action. Former students remember the abuse and displacement they experienced as children.…Read Full Article

From Ucobserver


BIBLE

What Is the Significance of Mountains in the Bible?

Mountains are mentioned frequently in the Bible because they dotted the landscape where the stories in the Bible take place. As a result, mountains and hills are mentioned more than 500 times in Scripture…Read Full Article

From busted halo


SOCIETY

Who Are We? Hate and Love in America

“Does America have to be hit in the gut with a catastrophic disaster like 9/11, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, or, more recently Hurricane Irma, for love to unconditionally surpass hate?”…Read Full Article

From Sojourners


CANADA

In Canada, an Immigration Minister Who Himself Is a Refugee

Last January, he set another milestone for refugees to Canada: Ahmed Hussen was named the country’s immigration czar, the first refugee in that powerful cabinet position…Read Full Article

From New York Times


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Categories: Bible, Canada, faith, justice, society

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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