Racism

All Christians should read this book

Here’s my review of “America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America,” a new book by Jim Wallis: If you are a Christian, you should read this book.

Wallis, founder of Sojourners, a national faith-based organization that advocates for social justice, is a public theologian and the best-selling author of 12 books. He is white.

Rather than summarize his latest book, I am sharing some of my favorite passages. In Wallis’ own words:

But Joy Comes In the Morning

Washington National Cathedral
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Racism is being incited and condoned, and now violence is being incited and condoned. So we will need to bring what Archbishop Desmond Tutu once called “a spirituality of transformation.” I remember when he preached that message from the pulpit of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. I had the blessing of preaching from that same pulpit this past Sunday, and I wanted to share the sermon I preached with you. 

Believing that black life is different from white life will help build a new America

Ian Haney Lopez articulated like no one else has why Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) talking about race comes off as cold to my African-American ears. And his explanation highlighted for me not only how I believe Hillary Clinton gets it right, but also how discussions of race and “America’s Original Sin” of racism should be handled going forward.

Portland is racist and white Christians need to get involved, faith leaders say

While black churches have long led the charge against racism, the white Christian community has largely held back, says author Jim Wallis.

He's on a nationwide mission to change that, including in Portland.

Wallis's newest book, "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America," is an indictment of white Christian apathy and inaction towards systemic racism. We interviewed Wallis about the book last week. 

Books: Denver best sellers, 3/6/2016

The Denver areas's best-selling books, according to information from The Tattered Cover.

FICTION

1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

2. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah

3. Midnight Sun, by Jo Nesbo

4. The Widow, by Fiona Barton

5. Georgia, by Dawn Tripp

6. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

7. S., by J. J. Abrams

8. Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf

9. My Name Is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout

10. The Japanese Lover, by Isabel Allende

Donald Trump: How the tycoon's message of racism and hatred has struck a chord with Evangelical Americans

How the hell can anyone who calls themselves a Christian vote for Donald Drumpf?

That’s the question that needs to be asked as this racist, misogynist hate-monger who supports torture, ridicules the disabled and wants to ban all Muslims from America, comes ever closer to winning the Republican nomination and, potentially, the White House.  

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