Tag Archive for social justice

30 Days of Social Justice 4: Oppression #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

“Because it is a distortion of being more fully human, sooner or later being less human leads the oppressed to struggle against those who made them so. In order for this struggle to have meaning, the oppressed must not, in seeking to regain their humanity (which is a way to create it), become in turn […]

30 Days of Social Justice 3: Marginalized #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

In the Fall of 2012 during my second year of seminary at Pacific School of Religion, I was in my internship mentor’s office talking about the difficulties around being Wiccan Christian in a Christian congregation. The church I was doing my internship at, City of Refuge UCC, is known for being welcoming to the marginalized […]

30 Days of Social Justice 2: Diversity #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

I’m guessing that when a lot of people hear the word “diversity” these days there’s a lot of eye rolling and shaking of heads. Well, it does for me, anyway, because it’s now a corporate buzzword: “We strive for a diverse employee environment.” (ha!) “We acknowledge the diversity of our clients.” (yeah, right) When a […]

30 Days of Social Justice 1: What is Social Justice? #30daysofsocialjustice #amwriting

So, given that there’s a lot of stuff and baggage pops up when we talk about social justice, how do we define what it means? The word “justice” has a variety of meanings: 1. Just behavior or treatment: a concern for justice, peace, and genuine respect for people 1.1 The quality of being fair and […]

30 Days of Writing about Social Justice. Who’s in? #amwriting #30daysofsocialjustice

Tuesday I’m going to start writing about this little list of social justice topics. I was inspired by the Month of Written Devotion (which I have now fixed to the proper link) and created 30 days (because 30 days have September). True, this isn’t everything and I know there could have been way more topics […]

30 Days of Social Justice Writing Prompts #amwriting #30daysofsocialjustice

I’ve been watching folks do the Month of Written Devotion the last couple of months which has been really cool. I thought, earlier today: “Huh…I wonder if there’s something similar for social justice?” My Google-fu and asking on Twitter has failed me, and my wife (not so subtly) suggested that I should do it. So […]

The Heretic Speaks #12: Progressive Movement Rant: Let’s not eat our own, ok?

A bit of a rant to start off the new year. The progressive movement has its problems, and the worst one is alienating those who are changing their minds….and alienating each other. Click here to open a player in a new window. Subscribe via iTunes (iOS) or Stitcher (iOS and Android). Like what you hear […]

TWIH Ep 25: The Spirit of Justice (#blacklivesmatter) with Rev. Malcolm Byrd

This week on the show we are joined by Reverend Malcolm Byrd to talk about the impact of the systemic issues that leads to the events in Ferguson and New York City. We discuss how the internet has changed the face of social justice and has allowed more awareness of the broken-ness of the systems…