The Un-Christian Reality of Capitalism

In his dictum entitled, Evangelii Gaudium, or The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis puts it this way, “We can no longer trust in the unseen forces and the invisible hand of the market.” He goes on to call for a redistribution of wealth and reform of economic structures that would ensure greater equality of … Continue reading The Un-Christian Reality of Capitalism

Destroying Nike Sportswear is a Fake Protest Over Fake Outrage

Is this really what we've come to? A bunch of conservative white folks with enough money to buy sportswear that's overpriced because Nike put their little swoosh logo on it are protesting Nike's selection of Colin Kaepernick as the face of their “Just Do It” campaign by cutting off the swoosh logo or burning products … Continue reading Destroying Nike Sportswear is a Fake Protest Over Fake Outrage

Non-violently Bending the Moral Arc of the Universe

It is far too easy to believe that achieving true justice through active, non-violent resistance is just a pipe dream. That it is a lovely concept, but that it is mostly ineffective when placed within the context of the modern realities of power and dominance. The reality is that nothing could be further from the … Continue reading Non-violently Bending the Moral Arc of the Universe

Nationalism is Destroying Spirituality and Society

“Nationalism is not to be confused with patriotism. Both words are normally used in so vague a way that any definition is liable to be challenged, but one must draw a distinction between them, since two different and even opposing ideas are involved. By ‘patriotism’ I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular … Continue reading Nationalism is Destroying Spirituality and Society