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Being “In Christ” is not a social matter?

Interesting discussion came up around the concept of social justice recently, part of what I call the “Great Divide” between conservatives and liberals.

First off, “social justice” is a term Catholics actually put forth around 1824, having more to do with charity, responsibility, living in community, and taking care of those around us. 926 more words

Abby Zimet: On Genealogical Glass Houses

The Racist-In-Chief continues to spout his pitiless rhetoric on immigration – aka don’t want no more brown-skinned people in my wannabe chaste white kingdom – even… 478 more words

Opinion Leaders

Before & After I Became a Social Justice Vampire

“In today’s age of haphazard integration between trauma and discrete identity politics, the performance of solidarity on the right or left is rarely about actual healing.”

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Politics

7 Things to Know If You're Visiting Minneapolis for the Super Bowl

So you love football, or love somebody who loves football, or love seeming like somebody who loves football, so you got yourself a plane ticket and you’re finding your way through the metaphorical Wall (I just watched Game of Thrones for the first time, I will not apologize) of ice and snow to the city of Minneapolis, the unofficial capital of Minnesota, for the first time. 730 more words

Advice

Thoroughly Argued, but Disappointing

Title: Just Immigration:
American Policy in Christian Perspective
Author: Mark R. Amstutz
Genre: Theology/Philosophy/Politics
Pages: 252
Rating: 2.5 of 5

Mark Amstutz addresses the issue of how a Christian’s faith should impact their approach to immigration reform with a plodding academic approach. 264 more words

Review

How Will California State Board of Education Vote on Controversial #CharterSchool Petitions?

In May of 2017, the Center for Popular Democracy published a report entitled “Charter School Vulnerabilities to Waste, Fraud, and Abuse.”  As we look to the California State Board of Education meeting on January 19th, it’s worth tuning in to how petitions from two controversial charter schools in San Jose will be voted on by State Board of Education Trustees. 1,508 more words

Civil Rights

January 18th: Know For Whom You Stand

This week begins a new semester of classes for me, and, for one of the first times in rabbinical school, I’m getting the chance to take an elective on top of my required coursework. 666 more words

Austin Zoot