HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL – March 28, 2017 – SHEROES & HEROES: ACTIVISTS
Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Pastor Brian Merritt
“It is ironic that America, with its history of injustice to the poor, especially the black man and the Indian, prides itself on being a Christian nation.”
― James H. Cone
Dr. James Cone is an American theologian, best known for his advocacy of Black theology and Black Liberation Theology. His 1969 book Black Theology and Black Power provided a new way to comprehensively define the distinctiveness of theology in the black church. Cone’s work was influential from the time of the book’s publication, and his work remains influential today. His work has been both utilized and critiqued inside and outside of the African-American theological community. He is currently the Charles Augustus Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.
Today’s Action: Do an internet search of the indigenous people who lived on the land you are now inhabiting. Are they still in the geography of your dwelling? How were they treated? How were they treated by the church?
Today’s Sharing: We would love to hear the stories of the indigenous people’s history that you have discovered. You can share it on our facebook page. facebook.com/holyhereticzine.
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