Poverty and global inequality are the fundamental moral issues of our time. There are about 12 verses in the Bible that touch on that question. For protecting and sustaining life, the cupboards go bare The problem is not incompetence.
But this is the price one pays for courting power. Politics for people like you is really all about you, your fame and power, and your taste of it during the last election has revealed what kind of politician you truly are. Read it and weep: Thus, to suggest that those of us who advocate for the rights of women over their own reproductive capacity; the rights of the terminally ill, who by their own conscience choose to end their suffering through medically sound forms of euthanasia; and the rights of citizens not to be victimized by state-sponsored homicide are not consistent, and therefore out of step with an ethic of life, only offers further credence to the confusion of the causes and effects of oppression.
But this statement last week really does clear up the question for me. It is a structure of domination. In a case of brutal foreshadowing that would shame a B horror flick, the dome was constructed on an old cemetery for the poor. Yet -- after moving billions of domestic dollars to the Persian Gulf -- there are bodies floating through the streets of Louisiana.
A Marxist political agenda surely lies right underneath the surface of this type of rhetoric and denominations like the PCA are swiftly buying in. Just try to find a few of our Army helicopters and send them there. Funding for the New Orleans district of the U. However difficult an abortion decision may be for an individual woman, it provides a moment of power in a life otherwise led under unequal conditions that preclude choice in ways she cannot control.
Never in the history of this nation have we been privy to such a glut of pseudo-religious rhetoric from our most honored public servants.
This may add some credibility to ecclesiastical systems that move ministers to different calls every five to seven years. You hang in there, Mr.
What does George W. There have been numerous reports of bodies floating in the poorest neighborhoods of this poverty-plagued city, but the truth is that the death toll may not be known for days, because the conditions continue to frustrate rescue efforts. Interestingly enough, as I write during this season of the Christian Passion, we would do well to remember that Jesus himself turned away from this choice many times.
One project that a contractor had been racing to finish this summer was a bridge and levee job right at the 17th Street Canal, site of the main breach on Monday.
After less than two years at FEMA, Allbaugh announces he is leaving to start up a consulting firm that advises companies seeking to do business in Iraq.
From the June 18, Times-Picayune: For killing in Iraq, they spare no expense. Wallis has coached their Little League teams. Short of achieving sexual and social equality— short of changing the context—abortion has offered the only way out.
In this context, abortion provides a window of relief in an unequal situation from which there is no exit. Here Wallis is most vital and vibrant in his analysis of the need for nationwide conversion. This past week, 25, people, walked through its doors, many for the first time.
Now we know that when your day in court is disheartening, Congress is the next best step. Last Thursday I was in south Florida and sat outside while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my head.
That is the most shocking part.Jim Wallis, "What the Waters Revealed," Sojourners Magazine, (November ): Bible (Job, prophetic literature, and selections on poverty) John M.
Barry, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of and How It Changed America (). Buy Justice for the Poor Video Bible Study bundle: Read Movies & TV Reviews - mi-centre.com In this six-session video-based study, Jim Wallis and Sojourners will engage your small group to take action.
6 sessions Duration: In Session 4, “The Gospel According to New Orleans,” you will discover what the waters of hurricane Katrina revealed and who the majority of those stranded in New Orleans were. You will learn why it. Feb 06, · Jim Wallis is a public theologian, political activist, author and international commentator on ethics and public life.
Read the OnFaith archives for the Jim Wallis category. Jim Wallis is an author and is the founder of Sojurners magazine, and he’s a religious adviser to President Obama.
The media often turn to him as a Christian voice. The media often turn to him as a Christian voice.Download