Native American Communities and Insights into Oppression

Kuddos to TheOoze.Tv for their latest video dealing with questions of power, oppression and Christian complicity. I’m glad to see the conversation go beyond sugar-coated issues of spirituality and ecclesial gymnastics.      Andrea describes how native groups and people of color used to organize themselves around common areas of oppression, but that this became […]

Remembering Mev Puleo, Witness of Solidarity

“What does it means to be a Christian- a follower of the way of Jesus- in a world of contradictions and conflicts? What does it means to be on the way of Jesus when I view the worlds poverty from an air-conditioned tour bus?” Mev Puleo (1963-1996), an American photojournalist and young Catholic who actively […]

The Common Root launched!

Via Jesus Manifesto Last week, thecommonroot.org was launched. The Common Root is a network for communities committed to Jesus’ radical way of shalom. This network used to be called “Submergent,” but we changed the name for a couple reasons. First, folks kept assuming that we were a sub-group of Emergent for Anabaptists. Secondly, the name […]

Continuation

Upon completion comes fulfillment. With fulfillment comes liberation. Liberation allows you to go on. Even death is not a true ending. Life is infinite continuation.   Deng Ming-Dao

Celebrating Nelson Mandela

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.   – Nelson Mandela Mandela celebrated his 90th birthday on July 18.