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Struggling with (Non)violence

ByJulie Marie Todd

Ignoring the complexity of what constitutes violence is where the (non)violent thought and praxis represented by white, liberal Christians in the United States falls short. In this book, twelve scholar-activist interviewees share perspectives and effective practices that destabilize traditional rationalizations of violence, including those from the institutions and practices of a dominant Christian theology. The author calls on communities committed to (non)violence to invest in a model for social change which 1) roots itself in contextual, historical analysis; 2) includes other-than-human lives as necessary partners; 3) values practices that dismantle violence over theological abstractions; 4) emphasizes creative communities of active, counter-cultural resistance over individualism; 5) experiments with diverse, disruptive tactics; and 6) urges a self-critical solidarity that welcomes differences regarding various means of social change. The Interviewees are Rita “Bo” Brown (B♀)         Ward Churchill         John Dear Vincent Harding         Dolores Huerta         Derrick Jensen         Kathy Kelly         Alice Lynd         Staughton Lynd         Katherine Power         Sarah Schulman         Akinyele Umoja

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Publication Date
Nov 26, 2020
Language
English
ISBN
9780991100590
Category
Religion & Spirituality
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Julie Marie Todd

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EPUB

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