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Love For This Oasis

One of the key tidal observations throughout our DP voyages has been, simply put, that we cannot change what we do not truthfully understand. For example: reconciliation regarding the historical experience of American slavery is impossible without coming to grips with how that history lives on in the present through densely interwoven manifestations of white […]

Right Livelihood Writ Large

Today, a man named Brandon Bernard was executed for a a crime committed when he was eighteen, in circumstances clouded by numerous unanswered questions. Appeals for clemency fell on deaf ears. Now comes the honorable Bryan Stevenson, a winner of this year’s “Right Livelihood” award, for his tireless work exposing, documenting and fighting against the […]

Christianity, Race, Incarceration

Now comes Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies Matthew Potts, with lucid comments regarding the Carceral State, made in advance of a conference held at Harvard Divinity School. The charts derive from research compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative. ˜˜˜˜˜ See also an excellent essay  by Marie Gottschalk in The Atlantic Monthly; and Michelle Alexander’s recently […]