Practicing Solidarity: The Power of Churches to Challenge Hate

It is difficult to talk about these issues with white Christians in this country in open and honest ways because I believe that we are good people and I know that most of us do not understand ourselves to be racist. That doesn’t make it any easier. It is hard to talk about these things. Partially because we haven’t learned how to talk about privilege or race in productive and meaningful ways rather than in ways that shame and blame us. [Read more…]

Afraid for the Future? Join the Resistance!!

“Alternate facts” do not exist. In common parlance, “alternate facts” are called “lies.” When our President and the legislative branch of government base their public policy on lies – our whole democracy is threatened. [Read more…]

Christian Crazies Threaten Democracy, Peace, and Public Safety

Progressive Christians are often loath to tell other people that their interpretations of scripture or of faith are wrong. However, this is one case where it is crystal clear. [Read more…]

Bernie Sanders Is Riding the Third Rail

By standing up for socialism and ideas that have been marked as unpopular and unwinnable, Sanders is reminding us what is at the heart of democracy – engaging thoughtfully in debate about different political ideas. Ideas that are meant to help us solve the problems that we face. [Read more…]