Conversation Starters 2/24/17
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 Colleen Curry, Global Citizen
While this has been a remarkable year for recognition of women in science (hello, “Hidden Figures”) there are still hundreds of relatively-unknown women who have changed the world with their research throughout history.
by Heidi M Przybyla, USA TODAY
Thousands of U.S. women are exploring whether to run for political office as part of an activist wave that began with the election of President Trump, prompting EMILY's List, a major national force for grooming female Democratic candidates, to begin the "most aggressive" recruiting campaign in its 32-year history, the group told USA TODAY.
by R.O. Kwon, Electric Lit
This list began with a mistake. I’d started collecting the titles of intriguing 2017 books: to read them, of course, but also because I hoped to review more prose in 2017.
by Yoselin Acevedo, Indiewire
The information comes care of a new study that was conducted by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.
by Carimah Townes, Think Progress
More than 150 headstones were destroyed at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society, a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, in the past week. Approximately 24 hours after news of the attack spread, Muslims across the country raised over $65,000 for repairs.
by Emma Green, The Atlantic
The Departments of Education and Justice released revised guidelines on how schools should handle gender-identity issues.
by Joe McCarthy, Global Citizen
ISIS has caused suffering around the world, but few groups have known the malice of the group more than the Yazidi people of Iraq.
by Antonia Blumberg, Huffington Post
“Love, love and keep on loving.”