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Month: August 2008 (page 2 of 8)

Reconciliation’s Challenge for New Monastic Communities (by Jason and Vonetta Storbakken)

Do not miss this insightful and provocative post from my friends Jason and Vonetta Strobakken from Radical Living Community in NYC. This is a first in a series of posts and responses inĀ God’s Politics Blog about the subject of multi-cuttural, multi-racial, multi-ethnic expression in new monasticism.

Reconciliation’s Challenge for New Monastic Communities (by Jason and Vonetta Storbakken)

The key players in New Monasticism have made important strides in raising awareness of issues pertinent to disenfranchised members of our society, yet these leaders often make some of the same mistakes as their conservative counterparts. One of the Twelve Marks of New Monasticism is the “lament for racial divisions within the church and our communities combined with the active pursuit of a just reconciliation.” Although most do “lament” the racial divisions in our society, one is hard-pressed to find a leader in New Monasticism who is not a middle class white male. However, the problem is not with their class, color or gender, but that there has yet to be an “active pursuit” of reconciliation realized within the myriad intentional communities that have sprouted across the United States. And after some good private conversations with some those leaders, we agreed to open a public dialogue about this issue because by their very natures both this conversation and this movement aren’t just about a handful of leaders. It’s about every member of every community who needs to actively seek reconciliation.

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sound bites of life on 2008-08-28

  • new communitarians at the Mustard Seed House are finally here. Welcome to Dustin and Joy. #
  • ham and split pea soup, cheese and homemade bread for lunch. Oh delicious meal in the spirit of simplicity. #
  • Amzaed by how many Christian brothers are blinded by their own white and male privilege. #

… that one day

[HT- Bob Carlton}

sound bites of life on 2008-08-27

  • on my way to http://www.diebierstube.com/ #
  • Drinking Spaten Optimator with @patl and @spiritfarmer #
  • Reading The Rainbow People of God by Desmond Tutu #
  • @wbboyd @Janetta how’bout coffee sometime next week. #

sound bites of life on 2008-08-26

  • Spending time with Robert Nesta Marley and Steve Biko #
  • mustard seed planting this morning. #
  • to the beat of el Sr. Ruben Blades #
  • @Janetta I want to read that statement. #
  • Plantacion Adentro camara’ http://tinyurl.com/65rr3a #
  • @lensweet Amen to that. There are many of us Americans -from the Americas – teaching geography the USAmericans. We welcome you. #
  • @spiritfarmer North America include Canada and sometimes depending on your geograophy teacher Mexico #
  • @patl @spiritfarmer as long as we don’t talk about Don Miller prayer. #
  • @patl oh tricky you trying to get me to talk about it. #
  • @ChristineSine when can I borrow that book? #
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