Posts Tagged ‘Activism’

Taken by author Jenn Lindsay in Palestine

“Come and see, then go and tell”–Dispatch from Palestine

The Tent of Nations is an organic farm on a long narrow strip of Palestinian land that has held its deed since 1917, through four occupations: Turkish, British, Jordanian, and Israeli. It is placed in the middle of a circle of 5 Israeli settlements. The farmers mark the last clash with Israeli military forces in […]

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Taken by Jenn Lindsay in Rome on July 17, 2014.

The Roman Jewish Vigil for Israel

In the Piazza della Rotunda of the Pantheon, at the heart of Rome, there was a rally in support of Israel held by the historic Roman Jewish community. Traces of trauma from World War II are here, scattered throughout the cobblestone streets in gold plaques marking former homes of Jews murdered over the tortuous last years […]

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The wall at the Arizona-Mexico border

Immigration and Interfaith

During the first week of December, I traveled to the Arizona-Mexico border with 12 others from Harvard Divinity School as part of a course titled Border Crossings: Immigration in America. We spent five days in Tucson, AZ, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, learning firsthand about the various issues and complexities related to immigration. We traveled as […]

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Hate in Manchester, TN — Where Do We Go From Here?

Islamophobia in middle Tennessee is becoming a real problem. In the past several years, two mosques have been firebombed: one had swastikas drawn on its walls, with “White Power” written on the sides. In 2008 an independent short film about Islamophobia in Shelbyville, TN: Welcome to Shelbyville told the story of a community that struggles […]

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Five Lessons in Ecumenical, Interfaith, and Extrafaith Organizing

The Princeton New Jim Crow Project is a coalition of local organizations working for awareness and reform of injustices in the criminal justice system. The group takes its name from Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010). The book has sparked a conversation across the country on racial […]

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Raising Up Interfaith Leaders

The interfaith and ecumenical movements need to raise up young people who understand how to delve into differences of faith and belief while also focusing on grassroots justice work. Too often, interfaith dialogue is approached through a single avenue between commonalities or differences. All the while, social activism is seen as a second step made […]

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Courage Over Apathy: A Response to Jonathan Merritt

Recent comments by Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy reaffirming the company’s support of ‘traditional’ marriage and its anti-LGTBQ political activities have been met with an uprising of media attention and responses from gay rights organizations. Now evangelicals are speaking out in defense of the company. Mike Huckabee, talk-show host and former presidential candidate, has issued a […]

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Walking it Out: Parakaleo from Selma to Montgomery

Last week, I had my first Spring Break of Divinity School. I fought off all my urges to travel to a tropical location and flash strangers (Springer Break anyone?) and was excited to spend time in the library getting ahead on final research papers. You know – getting crazy – future clergy style. Hallelujah, I […]

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Source: Thomas Guignard (Attribution via Flickr)

On Having to Choose: Scholar or Activist

This past August, Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Human Rights Campaign hosted a series of workshops on the issue of religion and sexuality. Though I was not actually a part of this event, I was excited about its occurrence for a couple of reasons. First, as the field of queer studies continues to grow in […]

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