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The Social Justice category includes intersectional conversations on ethics, community care, politics, and activism. I share links, news, think pieces, critiques, and theological pieces from a progressive Christian perspective. Sustainable fashion must coexist alongside other aims toward societal and moral improvement.

Franklin Graham is Wrong About Progressive Christianity

Franklin Graham and Progressive Christianity Franklin Graham, son of famous Evangelist and Christian speaker, Billy Graham, recently penned an article for Decision Magazine entitled, The Eternal Peril of Progressive Christianity. In it, he writes: It has cropped up in the halls of seminaries, infiltrated the pulpits of thousands of churches and been propagated by a …

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MLK: “Let Us Be Dissatisfied”

“Let Us Be Dissatisfied” Excerpted from The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Presidential Address, August 16, 1967 “…There are forty million poor people here. And one day we must ask the question, Why are there forty million poor people in America? And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic …

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The Service Industry Changed My Heart

The Service Industry Changed My Heart This post was originally published in 2015. I tell the college-aged women at my church that service industry work builds character, and I truly believe that. You’re being paid to interact with whoever comes in the door; to answer even dumb questions with kindness; and to treat rich and …

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August 2021 Check-In: Henri, Afghanistan, Angry Professors

August 2021 Check-In Topical Storm Henri (formerly Hurricane Henri) is due to make landfall in the next few hours. Originally, New Haven was set to get a direct hit, but it looks like the storm has moved a bit further east now. I grew up in Florida and know hurricanes and tropical storms well. But …

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Is Veganism Cruelty Free?

Written by Stephanie Villano. Reposted with permission. Is Veganism Cruelty Free? Even if you aren’t vegan, you’ve probably noticed that veganism has been gaining a lot of momentum in the last few years, and seems generally accepted as more of a mainstream lifestyle instead of a fad.  With so much more visibility, you’ve probably also …

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Biden and the Border Crisis

This article on Biden and the Border Crisis was written by Joy Athanasiou, a Denver-based attorney and political consultant specializing in lobbying and advocacy. She also is my first cousin, once removed! Biden and the Border Crisis The “Border Crisis” once again fills media and the internet with non-stop images of families & children. As an …

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Observations on Whiteness

On Whiteness as a social System This post examines my observations on whiteness, and particularly how it moves through and is employed by white people and predominantly white communities. I challenge the defensive individualism of white communities in order to move the conversation toward something more fruitful. This is not intended to be comprehensive. In …

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