Wages of War
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SalonEvery week prayers and gospel songs infuse the air and participants offer blessings to the latest batch of 100 or so activists entering the Raleigh General Assembly building to commit civil disobedience. If you’re not from here, it may all seem a little counter-intuitive: A movement for inclusive and just secular governance that is deeply inflected with Christian ethics and arguments.
Sojo.netJesus was a peacemaking, blessed child of God, but he also was an “other.” Reviled and persecuted, he was the paperless son of displaced immigrant parents. The prophetic iconoclast. That guy who hung out with those people, the type most modern leaders would not associate with, except for a photo opportunity at a Thanksgiving Day soup kitchen. Let us remember on Sunday when we celebrate his resurrection, that Jesus was crucified because he was an outsider whose way of doing things scared and angered the powers-that-be.
In Church, when we talk about immigration, the first question isn’t whether immigrants contribute more than they take or how to secure the border. The first question is: “Who is my neighbor?” Are immigrants our neighbors? How do we as Christians treat people who don’t have the “right” status? How do we treat those whom society rejects and treats as invisible? This is a major question throughout the Bible.
Recently, I heard a powerful message from the Rev. William Barber. Many Council folks know him. He’s the President of the NC NAACP and pastor of the Greenleaf Christian Church (Disciple of Christ) in Goldsboro. The power of his message was not in fiery delivery. It was a low-key conversation with a group of fifty or so progressive leaders, sitting in a circle in the chapel of University United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill. The power was in the profound thoughts he expressed and in the clear rightness of his words.
Join North Carolina Farmworker Advocacy Network (NCFAN) in signing a petition to Governor Cooper to take critical action in support of agricultural workers, one of our state’s most vulnerable and essential workforces. #COVID19 #farmworkers ncchurches.ourpowerb…
Today, on Maundy Thursday, let's be creative in finding ways to recognize this day. Try at home feet washing with your family, virtual scripture readings with your friends, or tuning into your congregations virtual service. Find more resources on our page: ncchurches.org/covid…
This morning on day 18 of our continued live series. We were joined by Vanna Fox, Development Director. Listen to her words of strength and faith as she reflects this #MaundyThursday. #strength #faith #COVID19 facebook.com/NorthCa…
Our team across #NC has put together a video of our tips for maintaining physical, mental, & spiritual health during #COVID19. You are not alone, we are in this together. May this video nourish your soul and bring you peace. bit.ly/2XeEop1 #COVID19NC #health #faith
RT @docsforclimate A new study from @HarvardChanSPH shows that small increases in long-term particulate matter exposure are associated with large increases in the #COVID19 death rate. #ClimateChangesHealth #docsforclimate Read more about the study here: bit.ly/2UR0jAN
RT @docsforclimate BREAKING NEWS: Today we released a Call to Action on Climate, Health, and Equity to declare a #ClimateHealthEmergency and advise our policymakers to take immediate action. #docsforclimate #climatechangeshealth nbcnews.com/health/h… via @NBCNews
Congress should investigate the reasons behind @EPAAWheeler’s decision to end all enforcement of environmental laws that came days after big polluters issued a wish list that included relaxing rules about dangerous pollution. thehill.com/policy/e… @NCConservation @SierraClubNC
RT @FireDrillFriday An oil bailout wouldn’t only take billions away from protecting workers, helping people pay bills, and caring for the sick — it would give billions to the architects of the climate crisis. It would use one crisis to exacerbate another. #NoBigOilBailout weforum.org/agenda/2…