Volume: Volume 7 - Issue 2

The Role of Faith in Addressing Gun Violence: A Change of Perspective

The Initial Victory In 2009, on a bitterly cold January afternoon, I joined eleven others in a civil disobedience action against a gun shop in Philadelphia. At the time this gun shop was reputed to be the fifth largest seller of illegal guns in the United States through a process called “straw purchasing.” Straw purchasers …

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A Cultural Exegesis of a South Philadelphia Neighborhood

I live in Philadelphia, a city where grit is not just a metaphor for our working-class ethic but also a description of the landscape. When our hockey team recently got a new mascot, they named it Gritty. So “gritty” is a visual cue, a posture, and an ethos for Philadelphia. Defining neighborhood boundaries in Philadelphia …

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Review: Christians Against Christianity: How Right-wing Evangelicals are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith

Title: Christians Against Christianity: How Right-wing Evangelicals are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith  Author: Obery M. Henricks, Jr. Publisher: Boston, MA: Beacon Press Pages: 232 Reviewer: Carolyn Custis James   When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you …

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