Pilgrimage for Ricardo works…for now

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On Monday January 13th, there was a peregrinación for Ricardo Ramos in Cleveland, Ohio.  This pilgrimage ended at St. Casimir church where the pilgrims were going to pray to Our Lady of Czestochowa (the Polish Madonna) to intervene on Ricardo's behalf.   Combining Our Lady of Guadalupe with the Polish Madonna is part of what occurs in these ethnic parishes that have been in the process of changing hands from the European immigration of the last century, to the immigration of the global South tod … [Read more...]

The Death of the Religious Right?

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Back after a long holiday break....Beginning a  several-part series on why all of the proclamations about the death of the Religious Right are mostly wishful thinking....Not that I don't wish it was true--the Religious Right's contributions to Christianity start and end at fear...But that is not the issue, the issue is the earnest desire of many progressives for that movement to go away since its followers and the politicians it supports are despised in some of my circles (academia … [Read more...]

Outliers: Interviews w/ Progressive Pentecostals

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First in a series...with Pentecostals skewing the norm--and disturbing the universeAn interview with my friend and colleague Rick Waldrop, whose mission work in Ecuador hints at a progressive Pentecostal future that I'm thrilled to report on and even more excited to support financially. I hope if this interview impresses you as much as it did me, you'll consider supporting the Waldrop's workTo read more about Rick's work: http://cogwm.org/projects/rick-and-janice-waldrop/ … [Read more...]

Love In A Time of Paranoia: A DREAMER’s Story

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I resist writing about immigration and the current debate over long-overdue reforms, for many reasons,  probably because I don't want to be typecast as another Latina who has a secret trove of knowledge on the subject, as some in the media and academia seem to believe since we are asked to comment on it constantly and usually end up offering something in the way of an informed opinion. Though as a 3rd generation Mexican American, the Sánchez family has not had to worry about La Migra since 1907, … [Read more...]


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