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Published: 01 November 2012
He Qi “The texts of the empty tomb tradition take injustice, suffering, and death seriously but do not see them as having the last word,” the author writes. In this painting, Empty-Tomb by He Qi, women gather around Jesus’s empty grave. He Qi. / “The texts of the empty tomb tradition take More
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Published: 01 April 2015
Tuvalu, a low-lying island in the Pacific Ocean, is already suffering the effects of rising seas due to climate change. Pleading with world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Tuvalu climate negotiator Ian Fry said, “The fate of my country rests in your hands.” Photo More
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Tikkun (2015) 30 (3): 15–16.
Published: 01 August 2015
... with their collective trauma. Specifically we sought to enable them to acknowledge having caused harm and injury and to recognize each other’s suffering, while being aware of the power asymmetry and the need to come together in opposition to the Occupation, rather than be separated by it. In this work El-Sarraj...
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Tikkun (2007) 22 (3): 17–19.
Published: 01 August 2007
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Tikkun (2004) 19 (1): 28–32.
Published: 01 January 2004
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Tikkun (2011) 26 (1): 71.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... At the heart of this practice is being outraged at and working to alleviate avoidable worldly suffering, and being astonished at the sheer complexity and beauty of existence itself. In other words, we need to know what is , and what should be , and love both. We must enjoy and cherish our world while...
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Published: 01 November 2013
Creative Commons/chicagogeek “My Woodlawn-Roseland neighborhood has suffered a re-entrenchment of race-based poverty over the last two decades,” Sundquist writes. Here, a woman carries a child past the half-demolished remains of an old department store in Roseland. Creative Commons/chicagogeek More
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Published: 01 November 2012
Janet McKenzie Mary Daly and subsequent feminist theologians have raised questions about whether the cross glorifies suffering. But the answer, the author writes, is not to drop the symbol, but to reframe it as a symbol of contemporary injustice. In this painting, Women Offered #5 , Janet More
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Published: 01 April 2011
If evolution itself is seen as wise and benevolent, even divine, how come it involves so much suffering? Or is there a better way to conceive of “evolutionary spirituality”? If evolution itself is seen as wise and benevolent, even divine, how come it involves so much suffering More
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Published: 01 August 2011
Most Americans want to believe that the United States is a positive force worldwide, but our militaristic foreign policy has caused widespread suffering. Credit: Truthout.org. Most Americans want to believe that the United States is a positive force worldwide, but our militaristic foreign policy More
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Published: 01 April 2012
Activists in Washington, D.C., urge Obama to push for a ceasefire amid Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in January 2009. Many at the time were hopeful that the president-elect would respond to the urgency of Palestinian suffering. Activists in Washington, D.C., urge Obama to push for a ceasefire More
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Published: 01 April 2013
Gonkar Gyatso ( gonkargyatso.com ) The Buddha “concentrated on prevailing over greed, aggression, and illusory consciousness in order to overcome the suffering of the people,” the author writes. “It is not by accident that Buddhist economists are now among the most lucid critics of capitalism More
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Published: 01 January 2015
AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis A Palestinian man cries after identifying the body of a loved one killed in Israel’s July 2014 attack on Gaza. “Settler Judaism” uses memories of past Jewish suffering to distract from Israel’s abuses against Palestinians. AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis. / A Palestinian 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 More
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Published: 01 January 2014
Taslima Akhter ( taslimaakhter.com ) A narrow focus on sexual assault can obscure how the structural violence of the global economy is also a central source of women’s suffering in the Global South. This photo, Death of Thousand Dreams by Taslima Akhter, captures the final embrace of two workers More
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (4): 30–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
...He Qi “The texts of the empty tomb tradition take injustice, suffering, and death seriously but do not see them as having the last word,” the author writes. In this painting, Empty-Tomb by He Qi, women gather around Jesus’s empty grave. He Qi. / “The texts of the empty tomb tradition take...
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Tikkun (2016) 31 (3): 17–18.
Published: 01 August 2016
...—a gerontological disorder.” Victimology is the search in your group’s present and past for sufficient amounts of suffering in order to absolutely legitimate and sanctify its righteous aspirations and demands. There has been a considerable contest during the past twenty years among groups engaged in this pursuit...
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Tikkun (2008) 23 (2): 56–57.
Published: 01 April 2008
... extraordi­ nary an ought Teresa’sNeither beings challenge. an Mother escaping is no hum there normal it appears suffer. But never of delusion sort the deluded, psychologically massively as her or ing by possess, see­ never could beings human of we normal sort faith the faith...
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Tikkun (2012) 27 (4): 58–61.
Published: 01 November 2012
... to liberation, not redemptive suffering: “Blacks are not elected to be Yahweh’s suffering people. Rather, we are elected because we are oppressed against our will and God’s, and God has decided to make our liberation God’s own undertaking.” God is black because liberation is the very essence of the divine...
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Tikkun (2016) 31 (1): 30–35.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., I consider them a minor inconvenience compared to the deeper issue troubling me at the dinner table: the uncritical carnism that’s all around me. Coined by psychologist Melanie Joy, “carnism” describes an ideology that leads us to consume pigs, chickens, and cows, oblivious to the immense suffering...
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