Delonte Gholston 11-05-2018

Voter registration booth in the 1960s. Kheel Center, Cornell University Library. 

In the black community, voting has always been complicated.

We voted and yet you lynched us.

We voted and yet you incarcerated us.

We voted and you poisoned our water.

James A. Forbes Jr. 11-05-2018

I’ll treat the earth as sacred space
Name violence a vile disgrace.
Build a world of justice and peace
Help the oppressed find release.

Jon Greenaway 11-02-2018

Image by Timothy Barlin. Unsplash.

We are told that the world has never been richer, freer, or more advanced but at the same time, there are many who don’t seem to feel this. Among the young, especially, anxiety and depression seem rampant and young people are held up as politically disillusioned, increasingly turning their back on both political processes and institutional religion. How might this relate to neoliberalism? And what does neoliberalism have to with theology?

REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

A woman in a group of Central Americans who are hoping to apply for asylum, waits with the others at the border on an international bridge between Mexico and the U.S. in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico October 31, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

One day, Naomi and Ruth crossed the border,
This day, we see streams of new refugees.
God, you have called us to welcome the stranger;
May we in love welcome people like these.

the Web Editors 11-02-2018

1. Last-Minute Tips for Figuring Out Your Ballot and Making Sure You Can Vote

The midterms are here. Here’s everything you need to know to hit the polls and cast an informed vote this election season.

2. We Are Watching: Lawyers & Collars

On Nov. 6, we'll be watching at the polls to ensure all have the right to vote. Here's how you can join us.

Joe Kay 11-01-2018

Creation is all one thing, like a giant blanket. There are many threads on the blanket, all woven tightly together. When someone dies, they move from one thread to an adjacent one, but they’re still wrapped snugly around us, and not just in some metaphorical way. 

Charles Skold 11-01-2018

Image by Dominik Martin. 

The new report from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just delivered some really bad news: famine, drought, and starvation are potentially coming for millions of people around the globe. What does that mean for American Christians? The answer may partly lie in the Biblical story of Joseph.

In this story, God saves Egypt and the surrounding nations from a severe famine by using Joseph to prepare for the disaster in advance. Reading the IPCC report reminds me of Joseph interpreting Pharaoh's dream: Seven years of famine are coming, and seven years of plenty remain . Like Egypt of old, the world has famine in its future. Like Joseph, we can see it coming.

Chanton 11-01-2018

Photo by Jason Wong on Unsplash

Til chains, chairs, and chambers are no longer justices’ end
and my fellow American can call me brother, regardless of my skin,
I’m still breathing.


On Nov. 6, we'll be watching at the polls to ensure all have the right to vote. Here's how you can join us.

Jim Wallis 11-01-2018

Our faith is offended by these assaults that contradict the biblical commands to love and protect our neighbors. Our conscience is seared by the lies and strategies of hateful politics that will lead to more and more violence in this country and put the soul of our nation in jeopardy. Words matter and hateful words do lead to violence. Our commitment to our brothers and sisters under attack will lead us to pray, stand, act, and vote against the politics of fear and hate, because of our faith and patriotism.

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