No Is Not Enough: Lessons from the Financial Crisis and beyond

I am struck this morning, while reading Naomi Klein’s account of various uprisings in different countries being saddled with austerity/shock treatments, that our country may well have brought on the Trump phenomenon by basically missing the opportunity to self-correct ,or heed the voices crying out during the Occupy movement of 2011-2012. Five years down the road, when the camps are Continue Reading

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Episcopal church has “Eco-Justice” listing under “Ministries”

This page : http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/eco-justice under the “Ministries” tab actually shows up as a drop down from the Home page,  so they have the best “presence” yet found. This is not exactly a glowing report.  As I have been maintaining,  this seems to me to be warranting a significant, theologically challenging and reformation-inducing confrontation that strikes at the core of who Continue Reading

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“A Generation who Knew not Joseph” Today’s “conservatives” nothing like the old.

I had this comment to make as I got trollled in a thread on The Hill (which is the norm there,  as it is absolutely overrun with right wing trolls).  This one was in a thread under an article that was titled “Sanders courts Trump voters”,  which is a terrible title based on the quote from Sanders that prompted it, Continue Reading

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‘Tis the season to put “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” signs up

Saw a couple of these today as I went out.  My first thought was,  and what of the Lack of markers of the turning of seasons?  The coming of winter?  And the invoking of Jesus as “the reason”, as if that invoking is sufficient to represent some universally accepted theology (which it is FAR from doing,  most least of all Continue Reading

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David Turnbull take on #COP21 is important point in all this

The Paris climate talks present a lowest common denominator of global politics, not the aspirations of the global community. It’s the people on the streets who provide the real hope for addressing the climate crisis. – David Turnbull Source: Oil Change International responds to Paris climate agreement – Oil Change InternationalOil Change International

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