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Tikkun (1 November 2008) 23 (4): 81.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Jesus in Love: at the Cross , Cherry Kittredge , AndroGyne Press , 2008 Defending Humanity , Fletcher George P. Ohlin Jens David , Oxford University Press , 2008 Surprised by God , Ruttenberg Danya , Beacon Press , 2008 The Bridge at the Edge of...
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Tikkun (1 November 2012) 27 (4): 19.
Published: 01 November 2012
... idea of taking on something as sacred to the Christian world as the cross gave us pause. The last thing we want to do is convey disrespect to the Christian community and its complex internal debates. On the other hand, having already gotten ourselves into a huge amount of trouble by criticizing...
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Tikkun (1 November 2012) 27 (4): 28–29.
Published: 01 November 2012
... reckless rant from their raw materials. Of the many historically and argumentatively strange things in his essay, his call for Christians to get rid of the symbol of the cross is the most bizarre. Getting rid of the cross is tantamount to getting rid of Jesus — which is to say, of Christianity itself. Many...
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Tikkun (1 November 2012) 27 (4): 30–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
... elaborates how the doctrine of blood atonement is a product of Roman imperial power, injustice, and terrorism, and presents the cross as a sign of conquest that has shaped Christian identity and ecclesiastical might throughout the centuries. Urging us to embrace a counterstory of Jesus’s life, Swaim goes...
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Published: 01 November 2012
Janet McKenzie Could Christianity survive without the cross? Lawrence Swaim calls on Christians to embrace a new central symbol such as a parent nurturing a child. In this painting, Epiphany , artist Janet McKenzie reimagines the story of the Magi. Janet McKenzie. / Could Christianity survive More
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Published: 01 November 2012
Creative Commons/Adam Jones For many theologians, the cross is a symbol not of blood redemption, but of hope even amid suffering. C. Kavin Rowe warns that excising the symbol of the cross would decimate the “specifically Christian impetus to work with and for those who are being bruised and More
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Tikkun (1 August 2016) 31 (3): 19–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
... February day a few years ago, it was I who was driving my car down an avenue in a well-to-do Santiago neighborhood. The pedestrian was a destitute old woman who happened to be crossing my path with a small boy in tow. Suddenly she collapsed—almost in front of my advancing car. As I am not Pinochet, I...
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Tikkun (1 August 2013) 28 (3): 53–54.
Published: 01 August 2013
... hers. There are 33,000 undocumented people in detention centers (i.e., prison) right now in our country. Their only crime was crossing the border. The first time a person crosses into the United States without papers, it is considered a misdemeanor, and the second time it is considered a felony...
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Tikkun (1 April 2006) 21 (2): 76–77.
Published: 01 April 2006
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Published: 01 August 2013
Chris Faltis Crosses on the border wall memorialize the thousands of individuals who have died trying to reach the United States. Border Hopes by Chris Faltis. Chris Faltis. / Crosses on the border wall memorialize the thousands of individuals who have died trying to reach the United States More
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Published: 01 August 2013
No More Deaths/Kate Morgan-Olsen Migrants crossing the Southern Arizona desert can die of dehydration if they do not stumble across provisions such as these gallon jugs of water, which were placed near a migrant trail by the faith-based group No More Deaths. No More Deaths/Kate Morgan-Olsen More
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Published: 01 August 2013
Creative Commons/Tomás Castelazo ( tomascastelazo.com ) Crosses along the Tijuana–San Diego border wall remind would-be migrants of those who have perished in their attempts to cross over. Creative Commons/Tomás Castelazo (tomascastelazo.com). / Crosses along the Tijuana–San Diego border wall More
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Tikkun (1 April 2004) 19 (2): 25–32.
Published: 01 April 2004
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Published: 01 August 2013
No More Deaths/Hannah Hafter Volunteers provide basic medical aid to migrants injured while crossing the desert. No More Deaths/Hannah Hafter. / Volunteers provide basic medical aid to migrants injured while crossing the desert. More
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Published: 01 November 2012
Creative Commons/Saint-Jean d’Acre Progressive theologians who seek to recuperate the symbol of the cross contend with the historical baggage produced by images such as this manuscript illumination from Saint-Jean d’Acre, in which a crusader brandishes a cross-emblazoned shield. Creative Commons More
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Published: 01 November 2013
National Domestic Workers Alliance Organizers affiliated with the National Domestic Worker’s Alliance meet in Washington, D.C. “We built a winning coalition that crossed lines of race, class, gender, and age,” Poo writes. National Domestic Workers Alliance. / Organizers affiliated with the More
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Published: 01 November 2013
Portia Baladad ( portiabaladad.com ) An anti-abortion protester brandishes a cross at abortion rights advocates during a “March for Life” in Ontario, Canada. Why is this a common sight, when the Bible says nothing about abortion? Portia Baladad (portiabaladad.com). / An anti-abortion protester More
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Published: 01 August 2013
Diane Ovalle ( dianeovalle.com ) Communities are increasingly “organizing to expose and resist the violence of deportation,” Lo writes. Here, undocumented activists participate in a cross-country ride for justice as part of a “No Papers, No Fear” campaign. Diane Ovalle (dianeovalle.com More
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Published: 01 January 2011
Today’s student protestors at Berkeley have impressed Michael Nagler with their cross-generational solidarity: here students protest cutbacks on pensions for nonacademic university staff, as well as student fee increases, at a UC Regents meeting on November 17, 2010. Today’s student protestors More
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Published: 01 January 2013
Fred Villanueva ( fredvillanueva.com ) What strands within the varied field of Christian theology can support the idea that caring for others is a religious obligation? Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, Augustine, and others appear in this painting, Pope Benedict XVI at Prayer with the Holy More