Posts tagged "civil rights"
The Patient Body: A Closely-Held Business

The Patient Body: A Closely-Held Business

“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.

Hollywood’s Magical Negroes

An excerpt from Roxane Gay's "The Solace of Preparing Fried Foods and Other Quaint Remembrances from 1960s Mississippi: Thoughts on The Help," at The Rumpus: Hollywood has long been enamored with the magical negro—the insertion of a black character into a narrative who bestows upon the protagonist the wisdom they need to move forward...

Applying Liberation Theology to the
Argument for Gay Marriage

Amy Levin: Last Wednesday, June 15th, something historic happened…for the fourth time. The New York assembly approved the same-sex marriage bill, known as The Marriage Equality Act, which spearheaded a hopeful telos to allow same-sex couples to enjoy benefits and protections of marriage under state law. The New York Senate currently has 31...

Pathologizing the Sexual Revolution

Part of The Revealer’s series on the John Jay report,The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010.” by Peter Bebergal The Sixties counterculture beleaguered most traditional religious communities. Not only was there an increase in behavior deemed inappropriate (drug use, promiscuous sex, and the generalized spread...

Freedom Rides For the Unborn.

A new kind of liberation theology has taken over the "pro-life" movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, Alveda King, at the wheel. Tomorrow in Birmingham, Alabama -- "on the site where peaceful civil rights activists were attacked with dogs and water hoses," as Fr. Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, writes...

“Giving Voice” to MLK

06 January 2006 Max Blumenthal has a smart take-down of the conservative revisionist history that’s enabled Christian activists such as Tony Perkins, Chuck Colson and Jerry Falwell to posture as the rightful heirs of the civil rights legacy — going so far as to stage this year’s “Justice Sunday III” at a black, inner-city church in Philadelphia...

Civil Rights, 40 Years On

By Kathryn Joyce Nationwide, the media today marked the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, which outlawed discrimination in public places on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin. Earlier this week NPR aired Barbara Bradley Hagerty’s three-part series on religion in the workplace, exploring the increasingly common implementation of “faith-friendly” corporations; the coercive effect felt by some...