Jim Wallis recorded this episode of his podcast Soul of the Nation live from The Summit, Sojourners’ annual gathering of leaders and change makers. Here, he talks with some of those leaders to discuss what the word “evangelical” means in our present context.
It takes physically showing up.
There is a disconnect between souls and bodies in American Christianity.
An approach using the tools of active nonviolence.
The fundraiser for RAICES Texas is at over $18 million and growing.
“Tempting though it is to assume that Nielsen and Sanders must, on some level, oppose this cruel policy, there’s no reason to believe they have more empathy by virtue of being women. In fact, it’s these kinds of assumptions about white women’s innocence and outsized empathy that have made them some of white supremacy’s most effective agents.”
“We just say, ‘Lock ‘em up,’ and then we leave it to the correctional facility to figure out what kind of screening is appropriate.”
“In order to understand how severely climate change is affecting these birds, the researchers fed six thousand nature sound files to a machine learning system. After the researchers taught the system which parts of these audio clips were bird sounds, the system was able to take that lesson and pick out the bird-mating songs from an astronomically larger data size. … By using this method, the researchers were able to confirm that disparities in mating-arrival time is going up, most likely due to climate change.“
“You can only rip children away from their families by dehumanizing the people you are facing. Down that path lies genocide.”
ProPublica finds the Trump administration is less likely than its predecessor to find wrongdoing by school districts on issues ranging from racial and sexual harassment to meeting educational needs of disabled students.