Conversation Starters 2/13/17
What are you thinking about what is going on in the world? Here’s the top stories from women, ministry, and world news this week.
by Emma Green, The Atlantic
People working in ministry, music, and non-profit advocacy are facing pressure for their political beliefs.
by Melinda Gates, National Geographic
Melinda Gates shares why she advocates for over 225 million women around the globe who still lack access to modern contraceptives.
by Verena Dobnik, ABC News
A Manhattan gallery is displaying a wall of 700 backpacks and belongings of migrants who illegally crossed the U.S. border. Some of them died in the Arizona desert.
by Christine Hauser, The New York Times
After five teenagers defaced a historic black schoolhouse in Virginia with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti last year, a judge handed down an unusual sentence. She endorsed a prosecutor’s order that they read one book each month for the next 12 months and write a report about it.
by WITW Staff, Women int he World
The Women’s March on Washington spawned more than 600 sister marches in more than 75 countries around the world. The turnout in Washington, D.C., alone far exceeded expectations, with an estimated half a million people turning out, while the worldwide estimate sits above 3 million.
Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR
It's not often you get a chance to come face-to-face with that person who made a nasty comment about you on Facebook. But one interviewee from our Kitchen Table Series got a chance to do that.
by Ed Mazzza, Huffington Post
Controversial new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ― or someone tweeting on her behalf ― took to Twitter on her first day at work to ask a simple question.
By Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine
by Monique Judge, The Root
The Harvard Law Review has elected the first black woman to serve as president in the legal journal’s 130-year history. ImeIme A. Umana, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., will serve as the 131st leader of the organization.