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‘Why would God do that…’
On a sunny winter afternoon while travelling back from Kharian to Lahore our bus stopped at a traffic signal that was now a traffic jam owing to the impatience of our fellow commuters, who add hours to their travel time in the foolish attempt to save a couple of minutes. 756 more words
Nelson Mandela, the great hero of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, has passed away. But while the political and economic elites of the world shed their tears and vaguely talk about the need for “peaceful commitment to a better world” (whatever that might mean to them), we should keep in mind that the struggle for racial equality–and equality in general–requires not just increased participation in political processes, but a radical engagement with the distribution of property, and a democratization of the means of production. 1,556 more words
Today Sidney explored President Obama’s commitment to remedy income inequality during his last three years in office. Who do you think is responsible for making you more money? 39 more words
I just finished this excellent article by post-colonial (among other attributes) theorist Sara Ahmed; it’s rather long but worth reading, and the introduction is particularly touching—but I just wanted to quote here some parts that I found especially important and which really spoke to certain things I’ve encountered.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I have everything I need” (Psalm 23:1).
Every December, my husband asks me, “What do you want for Christmas?” My annual answer is “I don’t know.” I search the sale flyers in every Sunday paper, sometimes taking more than 2 hours to make it through the huge stack of at least 5 inches thick. 213 more words