Feel Good Friday #101 #BLM Edition

For 100 Fridays, I have brought you things that are sure to make you smile. This Friday, I bring you evidence that people are listening, because that’s what is making me feel good today.

These are the most popular books on Audible.com this week.

Physician and nurses groups, public health officials and social workers have long called racism a public health concern. Tuesday, healthcare workers from across NYC came to Times Square to stand and kneel in solidarity with those who are protesting.

In Tennessee, peaceful protestors asked members of the National Guard to lay down their shields…and they did. It felt very Isaiah 2:4 to me.

You may have missed that Princeton had its first Black valedictorian this year. Here is his valedictory address.

Note: The Doubting Believer community is not a place to debate #blacklives matter. If you still need to, there are plenty of other forums in which to do so. Doubting Believer is a place to find resources about anti-racism, how to talk with others about antiracism and how to be an ally . We will endeavor to amplify Black voices and help non-Black ears learn and listen. This is also not a space to encourage or condone violence. While protests by nature and necessity are disruptive, the violence done (often by people not related to the protests) is not okay.

Have some fun (yes, fun is still okay. In fact, it’s critical to your health).

Stay safe.

Talk to God.

Connect with people over the phone or online.

Find time to rest, relax and renew this weekend.

Take care you yourself. This world needs you.

Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer provides tools and encouragement for the rollercoaster ride of your faith journey. Follow us on Facebook and get emails to keep up with all that is happening.

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