humanitarianism

SATURDAY READING: Eucharist As An Alternative Space To The Globalization Of Media by Joshva Raja

December 5, 2015

From The Edge of God A Story of a Eucharist Manjolai is a small tea estate, owned by a group of shareholders under the name of Bombay Burma Trading Corporation.  It has seven estates with more than 2,000 full-time workers.  The majority of the laborers are from Dalit communities.  I worked in this place as a priest in 1994 and 1995.  During my ministry there I experimented in a project for the Church of South India (CSI) synod named a “Laborer’s awareness project.”  Interestingly, the church became the center of the community and the priest was seen as a labor union representative.  As I ran this project, I could mediate between the company managers and laborers.  Very often during and after the Holy Communion [...]

EASTER: Darfur In Light Of Easter by Seth Kaper-Dale

October 29, 2015

From A Voice for Justice April 30, 2006 But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.” (Acts 3:6) I was sitting in the doctor’s office a couple of weeks ago and had one of those endlessly long waits.  I’d read Sports Illustrated going back to the Super Bowl.  I’d even flipped through the gardening and home magazines.  Finally, I picked up the local New Jersey Jewish newspaper, The Jewish State.  I wish I’d picked it up first. The entire cover page was about Jewish concern about the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.  Under the heading, “‘Never Again’ is Now,” I read about Jewish efforts to raise [...]