The recent mass shooting in a Texas church has some people encouraging parishioners arm themselves, but Lindsey Paris-Lopez wants to keep churches gun-free.
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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
Lindsey’s daughter didn’t want to be a leader, because she was afraid to make mistakes that might hurt people. That concern is a leadership quality we need!
As the #MeToo Campaign sheds light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse, Lindsey-Paris Lopez finds hope in the truth coming to light.
Indigenous People’s Day falling on the 5th anniversary of Malala surviving being shot by the Taliban this year has led Lindsey Paris-Lopez to consider how powerful men attempted to create and control their cultural narrative through silencing victims. But the transition from Columbus to Indigenous People’s Day and Malala’s survival represent the triumph of truth over lies. Will we let the truth set us free from the myths we make at the expense of our victims as well?
As a country music festival in Las Vegas culminates in a massacre, Lindsey Paris-Lopez says death should not rain down from the sky on anyone, anywhere.
In the wake of a horrific crime at Wheaton College, Lindsey Paris-Lopez suggests the Christian college should foster team bonds through service, not hazing.
“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.
How do we love our enemies and those they hurt at the same time? Lindsey Paris-Lopez searches for answers after Charlottesville.
Lindsey Paris-Lopez reflects on the solar eclipse, the darkness of white supremacy and American Empire, the light of love and truth, and the lens of mercy.
Donald Trump’s right, Lindsey Paris-Lopez admits: Thomas Jefferson was a major slave owner. Thus, he’s a good starting point for talking about the racism embedded in the United States and American hypocrisy when it comes to living into the best of our ideals. We could better live into our ideals of equality and justice by removing Confederate monuments and teaching real history.
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.