Day: August 15, 2013

Churches work to fight ‘mass incarceration,’ the ‘new Jim Crow’

Clergy and church groups are mobilizing to battle racial injustice in the U.S. penal system, inspired by Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness.” Alfredo Garcia writes on the Religion & Politics blog (a project of the John C. Danforth Center of Religion and Politics at Washington University […]

We need the real Mary

Feast Day of St. Mary the Virgin It is astounding the distortion that surrounds the figure of Jesus’ mother. She has, through the centuries, been touted as a model of submissive subservience. She has been worshipped as a pure and perfect sinless maiden. Sexless, devoid of all negative emotion – the mythology that surrounds her […]