Have a look at a new piece of mine: Aquinas explains what’s awry in politics. Click here
Check out this wonderful piece by John Thatamanil on sharing different religious traditions yet keeping them different. Click here
I organized a panel on populism and religion around the world at the 2018 conference of the American Academy of Religion–great group of scholars with important insights and information. You can watch the video here Panelists were: Luke Bretherton (Duke), Torsten Meireis (Humboldt University), Dion Forster (Stellenbosch University), and Michael Minkenberg (European University).
The nature of humanity: how fallen are we? New essay on the fascinating debate between Karl Barth and Erich Przywara in the shadow of WWII fascism. Click here
Changing the mindset of polarization and fighting–this blog is worth reading. Click here
Check out this informative piece on rising income and wealth inequality even as the economy is supposedly booming. Click here
Great reportage–talking to Americans who suffer from the effects of climate change but believe it isn’t happening. Click here
check this out, on learning to see the world that’s in front of us: click here
“Social media is the most prevalent religion of our time. Like other faiths, it forms us.” Check out this blog. Click here
One danger to democracy: disconnecting democratic procedures from their purposes. We think democracy remains because the surface trappings do, but the essentials may be lost. Click here
Something smart and new: bringing Ed Said and Daniel Barenboim’s ideas about entwined lines of music to solving pressing economic and political problems. Click here
Check out this thoughtful blog on our sped-up living and it’s not so “side” effects. Click here
Check out this research (click here) and this chart (click here) to see how middle class incomes rose more than the incomes of the rich before 1980 and how the rich and super-rich now get staggeringly more.
Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of Relationality, my 2016 book, has been selected by the United Nations program, Education for Justice, “a key component of the Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration,” to be distributed in their materials to “educators, academics, policy-makers, parents, students, teacher training institutes, and curriculum developers throughout … Continue reading
Have a look at my piece on how populism works overall and how it plays out in the US. Click here