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!


CULTURE

The Toronto Raptors Were Ready

Midway through last night’s sixth and deciding game of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, the Toronto Raptors’ star forward Kawhi Leonard sized things up from the top of the three-point arc. Leonard—6 feet 7 inches tall and 230 pounds, with wide hands and a stony expression—took two hard dribbles to the rim, jump-stopped, and rose for a layup, but the Warriors center Kevon Looney arrived to deliver a hard foul. Leonard muscled through the contact and made the shot anyway, extending the Raptors’ three-point lead and embodying, for a moment, a team-wide theme: of hard work done simply, of advantages unflashily accrued. Read Full Article

From The Atlantic


WORLD

Adidas is donating $1 for every km people run to save the world’s oceans from plastic waste.

June 8 is World Oceans Day. Every day the equivalent of a garbage truck’s worth of plastic is dumped into our oceans. It has been estimated that by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in our world’s seas than there are fish. Today, we find ourselves at a critical juncture where the fate of our oceans, and our planet itself, hangs in the balance. No longer can we run away from the problem. However, if you want to do something about it, you can now literally run toward the solution. Read Full Article

From Good Is


LIFE

4 Ways to Help a Hurting Friend

A couple of years ago my life was upended. You probably know the type of thing I’m referring to—a major loss, a game changer. The devastation uprooted me, so it was a grounding grace when friends came in softly and pulled up next to me. They couldn’t live my life for me or feel the load of it quite like I did, but for a moment I could sense their desire to be supportive and it felt like cool water on a burn. Read Full Article

From Relevant Magazine


JUSTICE

The problem with Biden’s plan to push China on climate

When former Vice President Joe Biden released his climate policy plan last week, he was the first presidential candidate to vow to use U.S. foreign policy to address the climate crisis. In his 22-page climate plan, Biden dedicates section three to “Rallying the rest of the world to address the grave climate threat.” But he seems less concerned with “the rest of the world” as he does one particular country. Biden’s plan mentions China by name 13 times. Read Full Article

From Grist


FAITH

Let There Be Light

DURING REV. HEIDI Hankel’s interview for the lead pastor position at Philadelphia’s Bethesda Presbyterian Church, she learned that one of the church’s deacons was under investigation by law enforcement for allegedly sexually abusing a member of the youth group. Hankel was later offered the job. No one would blame even the bravest of pastors for turning it down, but fortunately for that small Presbyterian church, Hankel is a reverend who likes to hop down in the trenches to be with her parishioners. She was afraid, she said, but also propelled by her faith to address the violence openly and holistically. She took the job.  Read Full Article

From Sojo

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Categories: culture, faith, Featured, justice, life, World

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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