The echo of Adam’s profound failure reverberates today. It is heard in white supremacy, in the common and conscious unwillingness of whites to acknowledge historical facts and truths.
Hate needs a vaccine. As Dr. King Jr said, “the time is always right to do what is right”. Now is the right time.
People need tribes and culture – things that liberalism tends to dissolve.
The vulnerabilities of illness do not define the person, but require that they receive extra care.
How can we transform our meditations on the evil of the pandemic, from speculation about causes and goals, into a call to action?
Science fiction provides us insight into how Muslim societies perceive themselves – and they see possibilities for the future.
Who benefits from the policies white progressives are advocating? Are we fighting for racial justice, or for someone else’s justice? Or for no one’s? Until I know, I will be slow to speak and quick to question orthodoxies.
How do we build more a just and compassionate world during the COVID-19 crisis?
Right now we are living with communal grief, if not also personal grief. It is hard to see our holiness, but it is there.
Perhaps we will remember this time by the actions we took, not the time spent in our homes. Perhaps we will measure this time in phone calls, in virtual connectivity, in mask-clad smiles.