Posts tagged social justice
The God of the Lesser Things: Denny Burk is Wrong About "The Least of These"

Burk’s world, laid bare in this particular post, is one of simplicity. It is one in which Christ’s body protects its own, and Christ’s body does not contain those kicked out of their homes because they came out, those calling suicide hotlines desperate for help, those risking death every time they want to use the toilet in a public area. Instead, “the least of these” are those throwing the punches, those demanding the change, those contributing to homelessness.

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What Jonathan Chait Gets Wrong (And Right) About Political Correctness

The best we, as individuals, can do is remember the human behind the keyboard, the life behind the words, and the story behind the need for a trigger warning or a content note. I firmly believe that righteous anger, challenging of what it means to be powerful, and pointing out problematic behavior (or “calling out,” as it may be) are necessary to any movement toward progress. We have to be willing to be uncomfortable, especially if we are in positions of privilege. But we also have to be willing to see humanity, to empathize, to see the person and not just the mistake.

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Plagiarism of Ideas: Why Giving Credit Where Credit is Due Matters for Social Justice

A truly radical approach to justice and to dismantling the oppressive power structure of the patriarchy is one that runs on proper attribution of ideas because who the ideas come from is just as important as what the ideas are. The exchange of ideas, via plagiarism of marginalized peoples’ work by their supposed allies, is a way of co-opting intellectual discussion and sublimating it into the patriarchal power structure.

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The Dwarves Are For the Dwarves: Evangelicalism's Gatekeepers

Evangelical gatekeepers think they hold they keys to the Kingdom. Their conviction that conservative American politics are a necessary part of Christian belief create boundaries on a Kingdom that is so much greater and so much larger than anything we could have imagined. It is a world where we can run without getting tired, where the further in we go, the larger and more beautiful our world becomes. But we have to take the first step to get up and walk away from the restrictive, legalistic evangelical table first. We have to give up on the idea that we can know the mind of God fully, while we are here, behind the veil.

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