7 Essays To Read This Weekend: Baltimore, Bruce Jenner, And Black Exhaustion
This week, BuzzFeed News editor Adam Serwer asks how a city with black representation in power erupted in riots not seen since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. Read that and others from Medium, the New York Times, and The Nation.
9 Feature Stories We're Reading This Week: Religious Feminists And The Most Expensive Scientific Instrument Ever
This week, we profile four women who are fighting for feminist change within their conservative religions: Orthodox Judaism, Mormonism, Catholicism, and Islam. Read that series and these other great stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.
Feminism In Faith: Four Women Who Are Revolutionizing Organized Religion
The first publicly ordained Orthodox Jewish female rabbi; an attorney leading the campaign to ordain Mormon women; a nun whose career was threatened for daring to question the Virgin Mary as a symbol of subservience; a Muslim journalist whose organization is re-translating the Qur'an's most controversial verse. Bringing change to institutions entrenched in centuries of tradition takes a very specific kind of fighting spirit.
BuzzFeed Special Report: The Hill Cumorah Pageant
This weekend saw the 75th annual Hill Cumorah pageant in Palmyra, New York, where thousands of Mormons gathered to reenact the founding of their religion. As McKay Coppins reports, the pageant this year was freighted with extra meaning as a Mormon candidate seeks the office of the President; meanwhile, Katie Notopoulos weighs in on what was Fab and what was Drab at the event.