Justice

A Call for Consistency: A Reflection on the Macklemore Controversy

A really startling thing has been happening around me in the past couple of weeks. Perhaps it has always been going on, but being in Cortina, for a second year, constantly surrounded by hopeful discussion and work towards human dignity for all, has really illuminated this issue for me. Perhaps it is because I hate… Continue reading A Call for Consistency: A Reflection on the Macklemore Controversy

Community Engagement

Service Reflection: Community Bike Shop

Our time at the Community Bike Shop has been nothing less than influential during this semester. It all begins with “community,” as the name says, where we have learned and strived to build community there by working in partnership with the neighborhood members, from and people from across Omaha to build a foundation of togetherness.… Continue reading Service Reflection: Community Bike Shop

Community, Faith, Justice

A Climate of Hospitality

We are called to set tables at which natural enemies gather. At these tables we make room for conversations that are off limits and often taboo in others contexts. We make room for "the least of these," and give them preferred seating. We explore theological and ministry perspectives that sometimes seem subversive to the status… Continue reading A Climate of Hospitality

Some Thoughts

Kony 2012, or “Why I posted the picture but don’t support the mission.”

“The people who thought it all up probably really meant to do well by us. Sometimes I think that the do-gooders do us more harm than the General Custer types” –Mary Crow Dog, Lakota Woman On March 5th, 2012, Invisible Children launched what has in ten days become the fastest-growing social video campaign in the… Continue reading Kony 2012, or “Why I posted the picture but don’t support the mission.”

Some Thoughts

Some contrasting thoughts on this "#Kony2012" business

Assuming you've been on the internet and have friends that are fond of facebook/twitter/youtube activism, you've probably heard something about the recent video from the group Invisible Children about Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army, the remnants of a revolutionary group from the 80s.  I won't post the video here, it's easy enough to… Continue reading Some contrasting thoughts on this "#Kony2012" business