This week, the news has been dominated by the Trayvon Martin trial and the resulting nationwide conversation and soul-searching about race relations in the U.S. One of the powerful things I found online was this poem: http://www.wpcjournal.com/article/view/11842/8081
I noticed on the "Religious News Service" site this story about religious groups working for immigration reform----a difficult challenge in our current political climate. http://www.religionnews.com/2013/07/19/religious-groups-face-uphill-fight-in-house-on-immigration-reform/
Another news item: several congresspersons of different faiths as President Obama "to convene a 'Religious Diversity Summit' and do more to fight discrimination against religious minorities." “The targeting of religious minorities in America is reaching a crisis point and we believe your leadership is crucial to stemming this rising tide of violence,” the letter writers said.
All topics to remember in our prayers this week. And let's not forget the horrible situation in Syria, which has been going on for over two years now. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/20/syria-saraqeb_n_3629191.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003#slide=2669125