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MLK’s Mantle in 2018: Barber, Theoharis, and Strategy for the Poor People’s Campaign

Some heroes don’t wear capes. Instead of flight or invisibility, the mantle of Martin Luther King Jr. gives one more grounding and visibility. But sometimes that visibility can be deceptive: along with many earnest people seeking to follow the example … Continue reading

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A Nonviolent Victory and the Power of the Noble Sanctuary in Jerusalem

Collective nonviolent action in Palestine lives, and it helps account for the steadfastness of Palestinian endurance under the occupation. Though little known, the events of July 2017 in Jerusalem provide an example of successful nonviolence rooted in the core religious … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Prize of War and Capital Curse

  The affirmation of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a “grievous mistake,” to quote the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). His statement reflected long church policy. Jerusalem is “not a thing to be grasped,” because it can never … Continue reading

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Let this Advent be a time of seeing with new eyes

Advent is an opportunity to anticipate Christmas again, for the first time. Among the challenges of the season is to decide which Christmas we’re about to celebrate: The “sugar plums” version of our childhood; the “25 percent off” version of … Continue reading

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