"Now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is going on in our own front yards … Violence begets violence, hatred begets hatred and terrorism begets terrorism!"
— Rev. Jeremiah Wright
"Any theology that is indifferent to the theme of liberation is not Christian theology."
— James H. Cone
"We must honestly admit that capitalism has often left a gulf between superfluous wealth and abject poverty, has created conditions permitting necessities to be taken from the many to give luxuries to the few, and has encouraged small hearted men to become cold and conscienceless so that, like Dives before Lazarus, they are unmoved by suffering, poverty-stricken humanity. The profit motive, when it is the sole basis of an economic system, encourages a cutthroat competition and selfish ambition that inspire men to be more I-centered than thou-centered."
Dr. Martin Luther King
At the start of his first term President Obama asked federal agencies to cut back on noncompetitive contracts, calling them “wasteful” and “inefficient.” Things didn’t work out as planned.
Businessweek, March 25 - March 31, 2013
We gather tonight on the eve of Passover.
At Passover seders around the world tonight, our Jewish friends will intentionally spill drops of red wine as they recall the 10 plagues that devastated Egypt just prior to the Israelite exodus. This wine-spilling serves as a reminder to Jews that the joy of liberation for the Israelites took place as horrific suffering was experienced by the Egyptian people. Thus on this night of Passover, Jews temper their joy with compassion for the suffering of others.
Like the ancient Israelite slaves on the first Passover, we gay and lesbian people are on the eve of a major step forward in our struggle for human rights and basic respect for our human dignity. This is our time of hope and anticipation. This is our time of celebration and joy.
Yet even though Prop H8 and DOMA will be overturned this year, we must temper our ecstasy while others in our LGBT community suffer:
Although a great leap forward, marriage equality will not stop our queer youth from being bullied in school and tempted to end their lives.
Marriage Equality will not prevent queer people of color from being racially profiled or stopped and frisked..
Marriage Equality will not stop the hundreds of brutal beatings and murders of our transgender sisters and brothers in the US and around the world.
Marriage Equality will not free our gay brother Bradley Manning from military prison where he has been confined naked for 2 years for exposing US military war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.
So as we sing and chant, march and dance, work and pray our way to marriage equality, let us remember that even when all marriages are treated equally in the United States this summer, our LGBT Queer struggle for justice and human rights will continue.
I am an activist-theologian, and for me doing mujerista theology is one of the ways I participate in the struggle for the liberation of latina women and our communities in the USA …
Following the example of grassroots Hispanic women, I do not think in terms of ‘spirituality.’ But I know myself as a person with a deep relationship with the divine, a relationship that finds expression in walking picket lines more than in kneeling, in being in solidarity with the poor and the oppressed more than in fasting and mortifying the flesh.
— Dr. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz
Anniversary of Malcolm X’s Birthday, May 19, 1925.
Video excerpts of Malcolm X critiquing White Imperialism in the US and worldwide.
Man, Mercy and Animal Rights
Pope Ratzinger would have ex-communicated Jesus!
"Even though in our culture we have absolute property rights, from the biblical economic vision there is no such thing as absolute property rights. The poor have rights to everything that is “owned."
The Revolution is Coming!
#GOP Jesus LLC formed to create Christo-Fascist Theocracy
"Let us pray that all living beings realize that they are all brothers and sisters, all nourished from the same source of life."
— Thich Nhat Hanh