Open and faithful to the inclusive and reconciling gospel

From “The False White Gospel: Rejecting Christian Nationalism, Reclaiming True Faith, and Refounding Democracy” by Jim Wallis The truth telling about racial justice and reconciliation that we now need will, indeed, cost some pastors their jobs and pensions and parsonages; and it will lead to other pastors and leaders of predominantly white churches losing significant

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Praise for “The Social Justice Investor”

From “The Social Justice Investor: Advance Your Values While Building Wealth, Whether a Few Dollars or Millions” by Andrea Longton, CFA “The Social Justice Investor understands the link between doing well and doing good, and it offers readers the tools and knowledge necessary to transform everyday financial decisions into social justice commitment.”                                                                                                                    -Stacy Abrams “Money

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They touched my scars with the healing balm of their words

From “Designed to Heal: What the Body Shows Us About Healing Wounds, Repairing Relationships, and Restoring Community” by Jennie A. McLaurin and Cymbeline Tancongco Culiat Jesus invited his closest friends to feel the outline of his wounds. How might we better understand the scarred composition of our lives as we continue into the future? Through

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The Founders believed that virtue was necessary to sustaining a democratic society

From “The Seven Democratic Virtues: What You Can Do to Overcome Tribalism and Save Our Democracy” by Christopher Beem Madison’s influence on the new nation was vast, but he was not the only one who thought this way. In fact, almost without exception, all the Founders believed that virtue was necessary to sustaining a democratic

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The moment when Hitler’s government, which came to power mainly through democratic means, became the menacing permanent Nazi regime

From “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” by Timothy Snyder The Reichstag fire was the moment when Hitler’s government, which came to power mainly through democratic means, became the menacing permanent Nazi regime. It is the archetype of terror management.  On February 27, 1933, at about nine p.m., the building housing the German

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