If we truly listen to the voice of one crying in the wilderness or Mary’s song, there is one truth we cannot escape: The vision of Advent is radical, one with the power to reshape our entire social and economic order.
At the Eucharistic table, we are reminded that there is enough. But when we leave that table at this time of year, are we participating in an economy that is interested in making sure there is enough for everyone?
At the intersection of these two issues, race and economics, is the overwhelming racial wealth disparity, a theological issue if ever there was one. I am not without hope that the church still could step up and step into this work.
When you want to think about doing reparations, the root word is repair – to remedy the damage done. How can we begin that repair work? Here’s one surprising option: tourism.
Bryan Franklin moved back to the U.S., still working for the evangelical basketball for peace nonprofit, and through a grant from a big shoe company, started opening up new urban areas for them. Then Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson.
The way housing property is valued carries forward the racist history of redlining in the 1970’s.
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