God's Justice is Good News: Claiming Restorative Justice

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Adam Ericksen claims that Jesus taught restorative justice and deconstructed punitive justice. How different would our world look if we followed Jesus down the path of restorative justice? Adam points to one modern example that inspires hope for the future of our world.

Reclaiming The Truth About Vietnam

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As military spending increases by $80 billion, Robert Koehler and Chicago Veterans for Peace remind us of the horror of war beyond our ritualistic glorification with an interactive exhibit of the 1968 Mai Lai Massacre.

The RavenCast: Three Interviews at the Colloquium on Violence and Religion

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In this episode of the RavenCast, Adam Ericksen interviews three participants at this year's Colloquium on Violence and Religion. Adam talked with President of COV&R, Jay Alberg about his presidency, Christa Bucklin about her paper on desire and Spanish author Calderon, and Pablo Bandera about the "Internet of Things." Enjoy these three interviews on the latest episode of the RavenCast!

Orwell’s 1984: Rethinking Doublethink

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While public discourse seems to have slid down the rabbit hole of “doublethink”, Orwell’s wonderful expression for deliberately forgetting what we know to be true so we can believe a lie, Suzanne Ross probes the production of 1984 by AstonRep Theatre Company to expose the doublethink underpinning notions of our own autonomy.

I Refuse To Accept That Permanent War Is Inevitable

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"Fatalistic resignation to endless war -- which is literally killing our world -- spreads like a contagion and becomes as big of an obstacle to peace as the war machine itself," Lindsey Paris-Lopez argues. We must speak and act as if peace is possible, because that is the only way it will begin to be.

The Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood Interview: “The Execution of God: Encountering the Death Penalty” on the RavenCast

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How should Christians faithfully respond to the death penalty? That was the question that guided the latest episode of the RavenCast with Adam Ericksen and the Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood, theologian and social activist. Watch or listen as they discuss Jeff's latest book, "The Execution of God: Encountering the Death Penalty."

Orwell’s 1984: Rethinking Doublethink

While public discourse seems to have slid down the rabbit hole of “doublethink”, Orwell’s wonderful expression for deliberately forgetting what we know to be true so we can believe a lie, Suzanne Ross probes the production of 1984 by AstonRep Theatre Company to expose the doublethink underpinning notions of our own autonomy.
September 19, 2017 0 comments

Cesáreo Bandera Interview: Friendship with René Girard, the Origins of Humanity, and the Hope of Christ – The RavenCast

In this interview recorded at the Colloquium on Violence and Religion, Adam Ericksen and Caesáreo Bandera discuss Bandera's long term friendship with René Girard, the father of mimetic theory. Discover how their friendship survived strong disagreement, how mimetic theory enhances our understanding of human freedom, and where we can find hope amidst the chaos of our world by watching the video or listening to the recording of this fascinating discussion!
August 29, 2017 0 comments