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About Lindsey Paris-Lopez
Lindsey Paris-Lopez has a BA in English from Hollins University and an MA in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations from Hartford Seminary. Her Master's Thesis is entitled, "Blessing Israel and Palestine: A Loving Response to Christian Zionism." A full-time mother, Lindsey finds herself learning as much about mimetic theory from her two young daughters as she does from Girardian scholars!
Entries by Lindsey Paris-Lopez
At the Raven ReView, our motto is: “Change your view. Change the world.” But what does this mean? We take our motto to heart. We don’t want to convert our…
America, we need to take an honest look at how our national policies are hurting the world, Lindsey Paris-Lopez implores. If the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty reflected the way our nation really treats immigrants, it would read “Give me your oil, your gold… but keep your people.” We can do better.
Agreeing with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “You can only build peace on truth,” Lindsey Paris-Lopez reveals five truths about Gaza, Israel, and peace.
As Lindsey Paris-Lopez mourns the death of her grandfather, she remembers that his presence abides in all of his loved ones, because we are all made up of our relationships, intimately connected to one-another.
For the 20th Anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, Lindsey Paris-Lopez marvels at the power of nonviolent love to redeem the seemingly irredeemable and conquer Lord Voldemort. Now it’s time to take that love a step further and abolish the Statute of Secrecy dividing wizards and witches from muggles.
NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar got the song “Gethsemane” all wrong. Lindsey Paris-Lopez explores the real meaning of the “cup of poison” with the help of Dr. Anthony Bartlett’s book, “Seven Stories: How to Study and Teach the Nonviolent Bible.”
In preparation for an upcoming podcast, Lindsey Paris-Lopez meditates on the conflict in the “Promised Land” between Palestinians and Israelis. “The land is not an exclusive territory for an exclusive people; rather, it roots a previously excluded people in an understanding of a fully inclusive God.”
When we perceive violence in God, we approach each other in rivalry. When we recognize compassion, mercy, love, and forgiveness in God, we will relate to each other that way. And more often than not, it takes seeing love, mercy, and compassion in one another to understand that this is the ultimate nature of God.
Lindsey Paris-Lopez honors the Muslims who have enriched her life on “Love A Muslim Day.” To truly love Muslims, we must stand up for them not only in the face of hateful campaigns launched by bigotry, but also in the face of imperialist violence and Islamophobic policies.
The Wicked Truth
The Thinking Person’s Guide to The Wildly Successful Broadway Musical
Employing political, social, and historical examples against the backdrop of the musical Wicked, The Wicked Truth: When Good People Do Bad Things explores the ways in which modern society is not so different than the mythical land of Oz, challenging the very framework of our culture, our understanding of Good and Evil, as well as our sense of right and wrong. Written by Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross.
Tangles of Desire
In her second book, The Wicked Truth About Love: The Tangles of Desire, Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross examines the trials and travails of romantic love through the lens of mimetic theory.
On the page, you can watch videos, take a quiz, download music, read a chapter of the book, and discover your romantic pattern. It's wicked fun!
Illustrations by Susan Drawbaugh of Wee Five Designs.