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Portlander, protestor, and Pastor Adam Ericksen reveals the sacrificial system operating in Portland and throughout America.

In unprecedented times, the Islamic holiday Eid Al Adha (also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”) can’t be celebrated according to tradition. Lindsey Paris-Lopez ponders on sacrifice, community, and calls for empathy as we all embark on a pilgrimage to find compassion within ourselves.

Asking, “How would Jesus police?,” Lindsey Paris-Lopez reframes our understanding of service and protection through the lens of mercy, not sacrifice.

Pastor Adam Ericksen unmasks Jesus’ pursuit of justice as revealed in the Sermon on the Mount, the Kingdom of God, and the paying of taxes.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez draws on parallels between the biblical story of Jacob in the Jabbok and her own personal faith journey, illuminating three insights about the nature of internal conflict.

Guest author Paul Dumouchel explains the relationships, power dynamics, and victims of rival and displaced conflicts.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez draws on Martin Luther King Jr.’s triple evils – racism, militarism, and materialism – as the three pillars of American exceptionalism then offers ways to transform them.

Pastor Adam Ericksen examines the misportrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s approach to nonviolence and invites us to confront our own participation in systems of injustice.

Guest author Vanessa Avery explains her role as an interreligious community-builder and how communities can be built during this pandemic.

Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross responds to President Trump’s blasphemous use of the Bible in response to the recent #BlackLivesMatter protests and offers Raven’s values as guidance during these turbulent times.