What We Read This Week

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


Women and Children Feel the Most Impact of the Shutdown. Here’s Why.

In Donald Trump’s address to the nation last night, meant to emphasize his desire for a physical barrier to close off the southern border, he stated, “Women and children are the biggest victims, by far, of our broken system.” He referenced high rates of sexual assault on the journeys up the southern border and the brutal rape and murder of a California resident by an undocumented immigrant and a U.S. citizen (though he failed to highlight the latter assailant). I agree with Trump that women and children are the biggest victims of the broken system, though not in all the ways that he had in mind. Read Full Article

From Sojo


What the Bible Tells Us About Being Body Positive

Maybe it was one too many holiday dinner parties or those extra calorie-rich culinary treats that leave us feeling a bit more vulnerable to the weight-loss advertisements that bombard us this time of year. Tis the season, right? Or maybe, like me, you tend to struggle with body image in a world that’s hyper-focused on our physical appearance. It makes no difference if you feel this on occasion or have felt this your entire life. I’ve gathered some meaningful Bible verses that speak to me about loving my body. Read Full Article

From Busted Halo


“All of Our Institutions Will Be Transformed”: Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis on Faith Leadership in the Movement

We believe that there’s a new theology coming out of action. Not coming out of organized religion. Not coming out of theological thinkers. The theologians of our time are our people. In the words of Nic Smith of the Fight for $15, “our backs are against the wall and all we can do is push.” When I came to Union Theological Seminary in 2001, 9/11 happened on the first day of systematic theology class with James Cone. It was really interesting to me to be at Union, supposedly this very religious space, on that day. Many people were obviously deeply impacted by September 11th. Read Full Article

From Kairos


An astronaut accidentally dialed 911 from space and Houston had a problem. 

When you’re an astronaut living in a zero-gravity environment, doing simple, everyday tasks are much more difficult than they are on Earth. NASA astronauts even have to go through an entire toilet training before they’re allowed to head out into space. However, making a phone call is pretty similar to how we do it here on Earth. Recently, Dutch astronaut André Kuipers explained how making a phone call from the International Space Station is such a common occurrence, he’s even dialed a wrong number from 220 miles above the Earth’s surface. Read Full Article

From Good Is


Our Pop-Culture New Year’s Resolutions

RELEVANT Roundtable is when we ask our slate of culture writers a question and compile their responses. This week’s question: What’s your pop culture-related New Year’s Resolution for 2019? Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine

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