What We Read This Week


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


ENVIRONMENT

There Are More Ways to Fight Climate Change Than Giving Up Meat

On Monday morning in Seoul, South Korea, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a veritable bombshell report that essentially translated to: “If we don’t drastically reduce carbon emissions (like, net-zero carbon emissions by 2040) the world as we know it is doomed. And we are quite sure of that!” Perhaps you read the report. Much more likely, you read an article about it and then felt very down for the rest of the day. Read Full Article

From Grist


CULTURE

How Many Bridesmaids Are Too Many?

The average wedding in the U.S. now has five bridesmaids—according to an annual survey conducted by the wedding-planning platform The Knot—a number that is up from four in 2007 and appears to be steadily rising. It’s now common, several wedding experts told me, for a bride to have 10 or 11 maids. “In the South, forget it,” says Meg Keene, the author of A Practical Wedding Planner. “You’re going to have 50.” Read Full Article

From The Atlantic


POLITICS

What The Midterm Elections Revealed About the US

As we digest the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections, there are reasons for people of faith committed to social justice and the common good to be grateful and encouraged. There are also reminders of what we are up against and some real post-election dangers. Here are a few of the good results… Read Full Article

From Sojo


FAMILY/ PARENTING

On Belonging: How Adoption Is Like a Sacrament

Every instance of belonging is a mystery. People assume birth into a family secures belonging. We believe birth within a country’s border makes you a citizen, a card-carrying member of one national identity or another. At the sight of shared skin color, we imagine we’re born into a similar experience of the world, belonging to the same ethnic group. And because birth is a natural occurrence, by default, we think belonging is not only ordinary but naturally determined. Read Full Article

From Busted Halo


FAITH

The Prayer That Turns the World Upside Down

We long for revolution. Something within us cries out that the world is horribly broken and must be fixed. For centuries, the word revolution was scarcely heard, buried under ages of oppression. The word itself was feared and speaking it was treason. And then, revolutions seemed to appear almost everywhere. Read Full Article

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Categories: culture, faith, Family and Parenting, Featured, news, Politics, Relationships

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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