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The RavenCast: Vanessa Avery on Judaism, Atonement, and God’s Nonviolence

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In the latest episode of the RavenCast, Adam Ericksen talks with Vanessa Avery, a Hebrew Scripture Scholar and Diversity and Organizational Consultant. They discussed how to overcome scapegoating in the workplace and the antidote to violence found in the Bible.

The Budget of Death: This Is What the Cost of War Looks Like

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The budget proposal from the Trump administration sacrifices the welfare of the citizenry to the machinery of war, but this is nothing new. We have been traveling down the path of war for a long time, and it's taking its toll. Lindsey Paris-Lopez hopes that we can all come to recognize that this is what the cost of war looks like, and start investing in building each other up before it's too late.

The Mosque That Disappeared

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As a recent Pentagon bombing in Syria of what was likely a mosque full of people at prayer registers little more than a blip in the news cycle, Robert Koehler laments the casualness with which we as a society justify, dismiss, ignore and take for granted the ongoing crime of endless war.

Reality and the U.S.-Made Famine in Yemen

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Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, absorbs more refugees than does the United States, despite itself being a target of U.S. and Saudi Arabian aggression. Peace Activist Kathy Kelly breaks down this unconscionable situation and calls on us to raise our voices for peace and justice for the people of Yemen.

Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson

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Last summer, Dr. Tracy McKenzie wrote, "In [Andrew Jackson's] elevation to the presidency almost two hundred years ago, we see a foreshadowing of the emotional, frequently irrational politics of 2016. And in Jackson, we see the combination of reckless, anti-intellectual, populist bravado that the current “presumptive nominee” of the Republican Party has so wonderfully perfected." Now as president, Donald Trump has honored his populist predecessor on the occasion of his 250th birthday.

Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson

Last summer, Dr. Tracy McKenzie wrote, "In [Andrew Jackson's] elevation to the presidency almost two hundred years ago, we see a foreshadowing of the emotional, frequently irrational politics of 2016. And in Jackson, we see the combination of reckless, anti-intellectual, populist bravado that the current “presumptive nominee” of the Republican Party has so wonderfully perfected." Now as president, Donald Trump has honored his populist predecessor on the occasion of his 250th birthday.
March 20, 2017 0 comments

The Budget of Death: This Is What the Cost of War Looks Like

The budget proposal from the Trump administration sacrifices the welfare of the citizenry to the machinery of war, but this is nothing new. We have been traveling down the path of war for a long time, and it's taking its toll. Lindsey Paris-Lopez hopes that we can all come to recognize that this is what the cost of war looks like, and start investing in building each other up before it's too late.
March 24, 2017 0 comments