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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

10.25. 2019 Posted By: Ben Tapper 130 Times read

Here are five things worth paying attention to this month. I recommend selecting one or two and jumping in over the next week.

1. School segregation is not an issue of the past. To understand why, just take a close look at Indianapolis.

2. If you do nothing else right today, take a moment and simply be present with someone else.

3. Need a laugh, but still want to think critically about racism? Look no further. SNL has you covered.

4. A viral picture of Botham Jean’s brother hugging Amber Guyger (the officer who killed Botham), sparked a national debate about forgiveness and race.

5. As a survivor of child abuse, The Body Keeps The Score is helping me unpack my behavior in light of the ways my brain and body hold trauma. It is a must read for anyone in ministry or a helping profession.

Ben Tapper has a master’s degree in public affairs and an M.Div. He is a chaplain at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, co-founder of the Hear Me Project and blogs at Invisible Truths.

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