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SPEAK UP!

Speak

We cannot forget the poor and the powerless, even if it is nothing more than speaking up on their behalf: speaking to people we know; putting ourselves out there when we hear others forgetting about our responsibility, as a nation, to the poor; speaking on behalf of those who have taken to the streets to protest policies that perpetuate an economic structure fraught with systemic injustice. 10 more words

Deacons

Richard Spencer, white ignorance, and white guilt

Richard Spencer, the infamous American white supremacist, fundamentally misunderstands biology, history, and social anthropology, resulting in a deeply flawed moral economy. Although his racist beliefs are extreme, I think that we can take them as a point of departure for evaluating less conspicuous, but more prevalent, forms of insensitivity, including the denial that white people should feel guilty for benefiting from white privilege. 2,145 more words

Canonical Hermeneutics and Systemic Injustices

I watched the #PhilandoCastile dash cam video about an hour ago and am still horrified. This case appears to me to be a miscarriage of justice on every level, from the 50ish stops in 14 years to which Castile was subjected, to the actions of the officer, to the acquittal of the officer by the jury. 536 more words

Biblical Theology

Kazu Haga | Why the moral argument for nonviolence matters

Making the argument that nonviolence should be seen as a way of life is a much harder sell than convincing people that it is the most effective strategy to accomplish a goal.

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Activism

The United States, the Confederate Flag, and Repentance

This morning, in between sneezes and naps, I read an article highlighting the story of a man living in the Northeastern part of the States, Iowa, explaining why he is proud to fly a Confederate flag. 1,166 more words

Get Uncomfortable with Get Out

I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect when entering the theater to watch the newly released Get Out.  On the one hand, the previews looked creepy enough.  1,964 more words

Horror

I, Daniel Blake

I’m recommending the movie ‘I, Daniel Blake’ () to everyone I see, who I know is interested in social justice. It’s a terrifying picture of an inflexible system getting it so wrong. 759 more words