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Praying in the Shadow of the Wall between the US and Mexico – A Grant Denied

Praying in the Shadow of the Wall between the US and Mexico – A Grant Denied

Below is a project I applied to a wonderful institution. I intended to work with immigrants and immigration under the Trump era during my sabbatical. For whatever reason, the grant was not worth of their support. I have nothing to say against this institution and the people who made the decision. They know better! Some of the reasons I am sharing it here are the following: . scholars often share only their victories and successes and I want to show that we get so many “nos” and lots of frustrations; . I am sharing this not to ask for pity…

Don’t you cry baby little Jesus, please don’t you cry – On immigration and the little children

Don’t you cry baby little Jesus, please don’t you cry – On immigration and the little children

Don’t you cry little baby Jesus, please don’t you cry Your mother was taken away from you, I know But please don’t cry The Emperor’s army made of immigration officers Have separated you from your family So you would know how tough it is to deal with the empire They are merciless you know They are after their own richness Richness they once stole from somebody else But now by laws they made They say it belongs to them! Don’t you cry little baby Jesus, please don’t you cry If I could I surely would Stand on the border where…

Birds, People, Then Religion—An Eco-Liberation Theological and Pedagogical Approach to Interreligious Rituals

Birds, People, Then Religion—An Eco-Liberation Theological and Pedagogical Approach to Interreligious Rituals

In this article, the author wrestles with a possible common ground for interreligious theological dialogue and engagement as they relate to educational processes and ritual practices. Rituals and theories must be brought together to help us put thought and practice together. In order to do this, we need to start where it hurts, in our own suffering, which is the ground zero for many religions. This article narrates a group of students who create a ritual that engages the “colonial wound.” The article suggests that we must listen to the birds so we can listen to the wounds of the…

Praying With Black People for Darker Faith

Praying With Black People for Darker Faith

Praying With Black People for Darker Faith                         Praying With Black People for Darker Faith   Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better. Martin Luther King Jr.   It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela   Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous. George Orwell   The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. Jesus in John 10:10     Introduction   For more than 500…