We can always count on Joan Chittister, OSB, to encourage us to “lift the wool from our eyes” and think critically about our faith, politics, politicians, and the purpose of government operating with (or without) an ethical moral center. In her recent article published by The National Catholic Reporter, Sister Joan the “gross art of the power grab” and it’s affect on our “spiritual DNA.” Sr. Joan directly addresses the disease of “America First,” and its “blatant call for global narcissism.” This article,“Make America America Again,”is for those wanting to think critically about the future of the planet.
What lies at the heart of social violence? Peter Laarman is a United Church of Christ minister and activist who recently retired as executive director of Progressive Christians Uniting in Los Angeles. He remains involved in numerous justice struggles, in particular a campaign known as Justice Not Jails that calls upon faith communities to critique and combat the system of racialized mass incarceration often referred to as The New Jim Crow. In Peter’s recent article for RELIGION DISPATCHES, he explains the dilemma white progressives continue to face in a world ruled by wealth. Please READ and share.