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Review of Daniel Hunter’s “Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: An Organizing Guide”

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Reviewed resource available in print or to download at Hunter builds on the work of Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Alexander’s thesis is that the ‘War on Drugs’ was designed as and has become a ‘War on People of Color’,

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Book Review: “Rise of the Spiritual Activist”

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A review of Guillermo Márquez-Sterling’s new book, Rise of the Spiritual Activist: A Beginner’s Guide for Integrating Faith and Justice. In his book, Rev. Márquez-Sterling provides the philosophical foundation for spiritual activism as well as interviews with spiritual activists in the field and a step-by-step guide on how to run

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Book Review: “The Green Zone”

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The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism by Barry Sanders, AK Press, 2009 Reviewed by Shannan Vance-Ocampo   View and Print as PDF.   In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and for those of us concerned about environmental damage and how to work against it, this book is an


A Sacramental Universe

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  The following is an adaptation from the chapter “The Sacred and the Commodified” in Larry Rasmussen’s newest book, Earth-Honoring Faith: Religious Ethics in a New Key, published by Oxford University Press in November, 2012. Larry will be the keynote speaker at the Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference in October

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Review of Tony Judt’s “Ill Fares the Land”

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“Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey / Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.”      – Oliver Goldsmith, “The Deserted Village” (1770) Tony Judt. Ill Fares the Land. Penguin Books, 2010.   Reviewed by John F. Kane (Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Regis [Jesuit] University, Denver)   As