Marcus Borg: The Battle Over Jesus Today

Marcus Borg asks, “What Jesus was killed for?” Borg states: “We have to remember that Jesus didn’t simply give his life but that he was killed, and he was killed because he was a social prophet who challenged the domination system. If we only recall the idea of Jesus offering up his life for the sins of the world, we lose track of what Jesus … Continue reading Marcus Borg: The Battle Over Jesus Today

Learning How to See with Brian McLaren: Christians & Sikhs as Neighbours (Part 2)

Brian McLaren speaks with Sikh civil rights activist & author Valerie Kaur on season 3 episode 4,”Christianity as Neighbour (Part 2)”, of “Learning How to See with Brian McLaren”. The transcript for this podcast episode is available here. Continue reading Learning How to See with Brian McLaren: Christians & Sikhs as Neighbours (Part 2)

Learning How to See with Brian McLaren: Christians & Jews as Neighbours (Part 1) Interview with Rabbi Hill Jacobs

Brian McLaren converses with Rabbi Jill Jacobs on “Christianity as a Neighbour” on season 3 episode 3, “Christianity as Neighbour (Part 1)”, of “Learning How to See with Brian McLaren”. The episode description includes the following: “Antisemitism, theology, empire – this week’s episode invites us to examine our histories and faith traditions with an honest lens. Explore a different perspective of Christianity with Rabbi Jill … Continue reading Learning How to See with Brian McLaren: Christians & Jews as Neighbours (Part 1) Interview with Rabbi Hill Jacobs

Who’s Afraid of Muslims?

MAY 20, 2021, 1:00 PM EDT Meet Rachel Pieh Jones How can we counter fear and stereotypes about Islam among Christians? Join us to celebrate the recent launch of two new books that build bridges between cultures and bring together two faiths all too often at odds. In Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know (and Do) about Anti-Muslim Discrimination, Jordan Denari Duffner makes the case that … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Muslims?

Local, living economies for a Just Transition

In 2021 some of the most powerful voices in our economy — oil executives, corporate bankers, and politicians across the divide — are calling for decisive action against climate change. Is this the end of climate change denial?  As we navigate this changing landscape, the Climate Justice Alliance warns us to be wary of “false solutions” to the crisis. These are approaches that “extract and further concentrate … Continue reading Local, living economies for a Just Transition

The Inner Life of Rebellion

By Parker Palmer and Courtney Martin The history of rebellion is rife with excess and burnout. But new generations have a distinctive commitment to be reflective and activist at once, to be in service as much as in charge, and to learn from history while bringing very new realities into being. Quaker wise man Parker Palmer and journalist and entrepreneur Courtney Martin come together for … Continue reading The Inner Life of Rebellion

Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis

Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis – BBC News In August 2017, a deadly crackdown by Myanmar’s army on Rohingya Muslims sent hundreds of thousands fleeing across the border into Bangladesh. They risked everything to escape by sea or on foot a military offensive which the United Nations later described as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing”. In January 2020, the … Continue reading Myanmar Rohingya: What you need to know about the crisis

Map of Palestinian loss of land

Israeli Settler Population – increases from 1967 to 2016

In the half century since the on-set of Israel’s second wave of land snatch begun in 1967, American presidents have followed a fairly rote policy of “freeze” and wait while Israel, imbued with blanket U.S. legislative cover and a limitless cheque book, found little reason to pause in increasing its “settler’’ population in the occupied territories from the 10,000 of 1967 to more than 600,000 … Continue reading Israeli Settler Population – increases from 1967 to 2016