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Group Highlight: Avenue Prophets mix motion with intention

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Faith or spirituality, whether or not outlined as a guiding perception, or a philosophy of life, or one thing you are feeling however you simply cannot identify, is one thing everybody shares. Because it explains in its mission assertion, the Avenue Prophets take “a broad view of faith, and need to embody many voices which are sometimes excluded from non secular boards. Over time, our writers have included pagans, Christians (Protestant and Catholic), Jews, Muslims, atheists, agnostics, and plenty of others.” It’s, has at all times been, and can proceed to be a welcoming nook of Every day Kos, a spot to seek out peace and are available away refreshed.

Michelewln, who has been part of Avenue Prophets virtually from the start, calls it “an oasis in a world of anger,” and “a respite for these tough days.” Ranging from religion and politics—since all religion calls believers to make the world a greater place and politics is the mechanism to make that occur—the Avenue Prophets Group channels philosophy into motion. Daily, the group posts an open-thread Espresso Hour at round 1p.m. PST; it’s a spot for chatting, with a subject to get issues began. “The Espresso Hour hosts have completely different pursuits,” Ojibwa mentioned, “and their posts mirror this: recipes, artwork, theater, non secular research, museums. Maybe most essential are the efforts to assist others with the Humpday Help Coffee Hour …  Avenue Prophets is about group and which means we attempt to assist one another.”

From the early days of “Little Blue” to immediately, irrespective of your taste of perception, the Avenue Prophets Group welcomes everybody to share and to assist. Or simply to talk—that works, too.

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This week’s roundup reveals that racism and its reckoning are very a lot on our collective minds, as 4 of our 10 rescues this week take care of whitewashed historical past and persevering with makes an attempt to repress minority participation in democracy; three others look at right-wing extremism, each in authorities and on the street. The query of how white Individuals may also help to construct a extra simply, extra equitable, inclusive and honest nation for all can also be one which the Every day Kos Group is discussing proper now.

10 STORIES RESCUED FROM 1P.M. PDT FRIDAY, JULY 9, TO 1 P.M. PDT FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2021

Excellent news: You don’t have to look to seek out our rescued tales! The nightly Information Roundup, revealed six days per week at 7:30 PM PDT, consists of hyperlinks to every day’s rescued tales.

I’m following Besame’s lead from final week in making the blurbs shorter and inspiring you to click on by and browse the story. The numbers in parentheses after every writer’s identify point out the 12 months that member joined Every day Kos, what number of tales they’ve revealed, and what number of we’ve rescued.

When heat deaths outpace COVID-19 deaths, will Fox News tell viewers to ignore warnings and government help? by MotherMags (2005-675-65)

What would a accountable authorities do when its residents are dying from a recognized trigger? “Assist them” involves thoughts. What’s going to Republicans do when the temperature soars into triple digits? In Arizona, it is a matter of life and loss of life, however we will guess what the GOP will say.

To The Table: Century: Golem Edition by Ulanopo (2004-45-20)

Ulanopo begins a weekly sequence of recreation critiques with Century: Golem Version. This tabletop recreation is Euro-style, “a method of recreation that tends to function much less battle (and fewer interplay general), a scarcity of participant elimination, much less randomness, and a deal with buying and selling, negotiation and engine-building”—all abilities we will actually use as of late.

Do white Senate Democrats get it? by Stevescoop (2020-40-1)

“I’ve by no means needed to wait in a protracted line to vote, actually not for hours. I’ve by no means had anybody supply me meals or water, in all probability as a result of my waits in line have been quick. I’ve by no means solid a vote on Sunday. That’s as a result of I’m not Black,” Stevescoop writes. “Nor have I ever had my voter identification challenged. I don’t even ever recall seeing ‘ballot watchers’ solid their gaze or goal their cameras my method after I did my democratic and patriotic obligation to take part in our type of authorities.” If white Senators, or white individuals normally, needed to overcome the obstacles put in the way in which of minority voters, then would they get it? Would they perceive the urgency of voting rights?

Air-Minded: Shirtsleeves … in space! by pwoodford (2012-405-73)

Pwoodford explores the pressurization necessities that permit Richard Branson and his companions go to area of their shirtsleeves as an alternative of pressurized fits, and wonders why industrial airliners cannot fly at a lot decrease altitudes with out passengers going by routine ear-popping.

The Capitol riot and critical race theory, or America’s refusal to struggle with its own demons by Kravox (2019-1-1)

What occurred on Jan. 6 was not a overseas assault, however one which got here from inside. First-time author Kravox explains how that assault was “the story of us,” and the way we as a rustic have performed loads of not-so-nice issues and spent a lot of our time whitewashing and justifying our actions. Now could be the time to cease.

A farmer, a steel tycoon, and a coal magnate walk into a bar … and a new securities scam is born by ErinMcClelland (2021-1-1)

First-time author Erin McClelland unmasks the gamers in a dizzyingly brazen monetary rip-off in essentially the most beneficial rescue of the week. The collapse of Greensill Monetary is “a sensible depiction of a brand new, post-2008, Wall Avenue safety scheme. The depth and breadth of its injury stays to be decided.”

Modern-day ‘commie’ hunts by MDGluon16 (2016-25-3)

Right this moment’s “commie” scare that has all of the upstanding right-wingers panicked is essential race principle, and Idaho’s lieutenant governor has organized a bunch of “hunters” to smell out any whiff or trace of it within the instructional system. MDGluon16 asks simply what they intend to outlaw, how far they will go, and whether or not they’re conspiracy theorists or simply political poseurs; additionally they assert that schooling is simply too essential to censor.

Hunting with non-lead by sandyc954 (2014-8-1)

Sandyc954’s first rescue is a celebration of bald eagles and different wildlife, and an examination of the dangers they face in secondary poisoning, whether or not from rodenticide or lead pellets, in addition to different poisons that journey up the meals chain. Accountable hunters “need to eat meals they bagged, and so they have nice respect for wildlife, the continuation of their love for pure magnificence and toxin-free plentiful recreation.”

Lamentations of a technology troglodyte by babushka (2021-1-1)

First-time author babushka remembers the pleasure of slamming down a rotary telephone receiver as “deeply extra satisfying” than something Steve Jobs may ever supply. She traces the evolution of enterprise communication and the devolution of person pleasure, all the way in which right down to a two-inch display.

What I learned in American History class—aka Whitewashing 101 by Kenwards (2008-25-7)

After a dialog about racism and American historical past, Kenwards presents himself as “Exhibit A”: a mannequin of studying a sanitized model of American historical past as taught in public faculties, “largely as a result of it offers me an opportunity to brag about myself, but additionally to indicate what a poor job we’ve performed traditionally with the instructing of historical past.” The bragging is on the muted aspect, whereas the U.S.’ poor job of instructing historical past—and the way that produced individuals who sincerely consider the whitewashed public college model of historical past—is showcased.

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT is devoted to discovering nice writing by Group members that isn’t getting the visibility it deserves.

  • Every day’s assortment of rescues is reported within the Information Roundup revealed on the Entrance Web page at 7:30 PM PDT.
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  • You may as well discover a checklist of our rescued tales by clicking HERE.

An version of our rescue roundup publishes each Saturday at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT) to the Latest Group Tales part and to the entrance web page at 9:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT).

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