Wednesday's News & Ideas - 7/22/2020
- Biden bids for Muslim vote
- Does restorative justice work?
- TX pastor dies of coronavirus
- WA church distributes food
- Religious faith of John Lewis
- Black feminist visionaries
Biden makes bid for Muslim voters at virtual summit: ‘I want to earn your vote’
Religion News Service: In an address to Muslim voters, former Vice President Joe Biden promised to “earn” their communities’ support and, if elected to the Oval Office, sign hate crime legislation, appoint Muslim staffers and, on his first day in office, repeal the Muslim travel ban.
‘They got her this time, son’*
The Atlantic: When a wife and mother was murdered in her home, the family opted for restorative justice over the death penalty for the killer. What happened next made them question the very meaning of justice.
Texas pastor dies of Covid-19 a month after giving sermon on the virus' impact on her community
CNN: In her last sermon in early June, Rev. Vickey Gibbs described what she called a fractured nation, and the impact that the coronavirus was having on her community in Houston, Texas.
Washington church transforms into food distribution warehouse for COVID-19 relief
Episcopal News Service: When the pandemic hit the United States in early March, four organizations with relationships to St. Stephen’s swiftly pivoted their activities to meet the immediate needs of their neighbors.
Religious faith was a lifelong constant for Rep. John Lewis
Associated Press: From his childhood, when he preached to chickens in the dirt-poor South, to his decades as a moral force in Congress, religious faith was a constant in the life of Rep. John Lewis.
Until Black women are free, none of us will be free
Learning about Barbara Smith and the Black feminist visionaries of the Combahee River Collective* at The New Yorker.
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