Winter 2014 Table of Contents
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You Can Help Stop America’s March to the Right
We have a strategy—and we want you to become an activist or leader empowering Love’s Rebellion against ascending reactionary worldviews.
POLITICS & SOCIETY
Violence Against Women: We Need a Transnational Analytic of Care
ELORA HALIM CHOWDHURY
When gender-based violence occurs in the Global South, how should feminists in the Global North respond?
Beyond Allyship: Multiracial Work to End Racism
How can we create powerful, cross-race movements for change? A child of the Civil Rights Movement wrestles with the idea of allyship.
Trayvon Martin: Reflections on the Black and Jewish Struggle for Justice
Black and Jewish activists have historically been allies, but the coalition seems to be weakening. To reinvigorate it we need to forge deeper ties across racial lines.
What Terms for Middle East Peace Would Actually Work?
By championing this detailed peace plan, the United States could change the psychodynamics of the struggle and make negotiations fruitful.
Transformative Reconciliation: Meeting the Family of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill My Wife
Meeting the family of the man who bombed the Hebrew University cafeteria in Jerusalem was the first step toward healing from the traumatic attack.
As we enter an age of ecological catastrophe, we need new theologies. Political campaigns are not enough—we need to rethink our place in the world.
Devil’s Advocate: Building the Religious Counterculture
I have to admit: I enjoyed Atlas Shrugged. Something about it resonated, even for me, on the far opposite end of the political and religious spectrum.
When Liturgy Goes Wild, Worship Happens
Worship should astonish us. That’s why Judson Memorial Church invited a performance artist to play the part of Jesus on Easter Sunday—in the nude.
The Late Great Mosque of Córdoba: When Islam and the West Were One
Muslim prayer may be forbidden at the Great Mosque, but the guards there can’t keep visitors from spiritual revelations about Spain’s Muslim past.
Light Hidden in the Darkness: Kabbalah and Jungian Psychology
Can evil be the source of good? The Kabbalah asserts as much, and Carl Jung concurs, arguing that “where there is no shadow, there is no light.”
Secular Buddhism and the Quest for a Lived Ethics
Secular Buddhism offers a path that is encompassing, humanistic, and pragmatic, without being sectarian.
A Cosmic Prayer: Realizing Our Interconnection
CAT J. ZAVIS
There is so much beauty in interconnection! A simple prayer turns a morning walk into an experience of sublime wholeness with the universe around us.
Doing Justice in an Unjust World
Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation by Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda | Review by Thad Williamson
Sifting Through Assimilation’s Wreckage to Offer Jews Redirection
Schtick by Kevin Coval | Review by Raphael Cohen
To Know Us, Study Our Arguments
Judaism’s Great Debates: Timeless Controversies from Abraham to Herzl by Barry L. Schwartz | Review by Edmond H. Weiss
Winter Commute by Joshua Weiner
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass
1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility by Byron Williams
Hate Thy Neighbor by Jeannine Bell
The Approaching Great Transformation by Joel Magnuson
Full Planet, Empty Plates by Lester R. Brown
America the Possible by James Gustave Speth
God’s Reign and the End of Empires by Antonio González
Courage to Think Differently edited by George S. Johnson