Kaitlin Barker

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More Social Justice Seminaries

by Kaitlin Barker 09-01-2009

Seminaries and theological schools historically have trained two kinds of people: pastors and academic theologians. But more and more these institutions are realizing they need to develop and nurture students to serve outside those lines. Helene Slessarev-Jamir, a professor of urban ministries at Claremont Theological School, has a vision for her students to become “practitioners that inter-relate religion with whatever work they’re already doing; be it nonprofit, environmental, or global hunger issues,” she says.

Seminary 2.0

by Kaitlin Barker 09-01-2009

Retooling seminaries for the world of today -- and tomorrow.

Speaking for the Silenced

by Kaitlin Barker 09-01-2009

The Stoning of Soraya M., written and directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh. Mpower Pictures.

Tiananmen Square Conversions

by Kaitlin Barker 08-01-2009

Twenty years ago, on June 4, 1989, tanks rolled into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to suppress an estimated 100,000 peaceful protesters.

Out of the Media's Eye

by Kaitlin Barker 07-01-2009
Going beyond the blind spots.

Tilting at Windmills?

by Kaitlin Barker 07-01-2009

The Teresian Carmelites of Millbury, Massachusetts, soon hope to add a wind farm to their life of prayer and service.

Using My Liberty for Aung San Suu Kyi

by Kaitlin Barker 05-20-2009

I spent my Monday lunch hour, and maybe longer due to D.C. traffic, standing with some 30 protesters across the street from the Burmese embassy, waving signs and shouting at curtained windows. Hundreds of other demonstrators around the world were also protesting on behalf of Aung San Suu Kyi.

M2EP Video: Mo

by Kaitlin Barker 04-30-2009
The four days of Sojourners' Mobilization to End Poverty has come to an end.

Poverty is No Accident

by Kaitlin Barker 04-01-2009
The End of Poverty? written and directed by Philippe Diaz. Cinema Libre Studio.

Save Darfur's Women: Rape as a War Crime

by Kaitlin Barker 02-25-2009
I recently heard a voice from Darfur. She sat on a stage in front of me, not on the pages of the newspaper, and Darfur's resilient voice said, "The crisis has turned our lives upside down."