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April 25, 2016

A Curious Faith

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Last weekend I drove down to Washington, DC to participate in the annual gathering of Christians known as Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD).  EAD is three days of fellowship and learning, followed by a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill. Each year the gathering selects a theme. The theme for 2016 was Race, Class and Power. The workshops ran the gamut of issues from threats to voter rights and immigration reform to TPP’s corporate power grab and mass incarceration. The breadth and depth of information we were given was incredible. We were asked to examine not just the obvious ignorance and blatant prejudice that exists in world, but also to take a critical look at the structural and institutional racism that exists in our society, and even in our church. That’s right, I said it.  There is racism within our very own church. And it’s high time we started to deal…

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