The American church avoids lament, but lament is a missing, essential component of Christian faith. Soong-Chan Rah's prophetic exposition of the book of Lamentations provides a biblical and theological lens for examining the church's relationship with a suffering world. It critiques our success-centered triumphalism and calls us to repent of our hubris - opening up new ways to encounter the other.
Pagans in the Promised Land provides a unique, well-researched challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. It attacks the presumption that American Indian nations are legitimately subject to the plenary power of the United States.
A theology that dismisses the voices of Christians from the margins of society is a theology that ends up denying the catholicity of the church. For this reason, lend your ear to these theologians you've likely never heard of before.
IPOC is a community-based organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its members, including Ohlone tribal members and conservation activists, work together in order to accomplish social and environmental justice within the Bay Area American Indian community. Current projects include the preservation of Bay Area shellmounds, which are the sacred burial sites of the Ohlone Nation.
An example of how whiteness presents itself as normal and neutral in our language, but is actually an expression of power: when white people read a book and see, “a man walked across the street.” They will assume that that person is white, unless they are told, “a Latino man walked across the street.” White people think of them themselves as people, not white people. The power of being the norm.
Mark Charles is a national-speaker and writer regarding modern-day history. He leads his audiences to find the roots of social justice issues embedded deep in history.