In Sojourners’ There’s a ‘War on Christmas’ – Just Not the One You Think, Rev. Evan M. Dolive challenges the notion that the war on Christmas is about “Holiday trees” and “Happy Holidays” – but rather is about the rampant consumerism amidst the social ills of our time. This really resonated with me as I consider my Advent practice and to really examine the ways that I’m giving back and how Christmas can truly change the world.
As I often say, as followers of Jesus, we have no choice but to move toward relationships with those who are marginalized, dehumanized, and in need of love. We don’t compromise our faith by hanging out with people we may or may not agree with. No, in fact, we reflect the very best of our faith.
From Jon Huckins at Sojourner’s God’s Politics blog: http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/07/29/ramadan-shared-table-and-following-jesus
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The reprimand that came out of the Vatican last month has familiar echoes.
The statement addressing the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which represents 80 percent of nuns in the United States, accuses the organization of “serious doctrinal problems” regarding the focus of religious practice, among them, a concern that the Catholic Sisters are too focused on social justice and not enough on voicing the Church’s views on homosexuality or abortion.
For me, the reprimand carries reverberations of similar friction from my undergrad…