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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

10.26. 2018 Posted By: Ben Tapper 119 Times read

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

1. When adoptions take place, many parents aren’t thinking about how to have conversations about race, but Nicole Chung explains why that needs to change.

2. It is easy to feel like we should bury our heads in the sand amid all of the social division in our country, but until stories like this cease to exist, we must all continue to fight.

3. I recently visited Colombia and was inspired by the Christians, some of whom are Mennonite, who are doing the work of peacebuilding despite obvious risks. Justapaz is one organization committed to such work.

4. Like the United States, Colombia has a new administration that seeks to bring back antiquated understandings of law and order to the detriment of its populous.

5. Not all feminism is created equal, and this article highlights frustrations with white feminists that women of color have experienced.

Ben Tapper has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Manchester University, a master’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. He serves as the faith formation coordinator for First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is actively involved in community engagement.

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