Tag Archives: oppression

Bullying Countermeasures

I posted this on Facebook and Twitter and it generated comments from people who told their stories of being bullied. Perhaps by posting it here it will help others who are suffering or are looking for ways to help. [Jesus] … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr., and a Picture of Civil Rights

[From the archives.] The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. (Martin Luther King.) *** Martin Luther King gave the ultimate sacrifice in standing up for … Continue reading

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Where Is God When Injustice Rains?

Instead of asking, “Where was God in all this?” perhaps I should ask the question “Where was I?” If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who … Continue reading

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Loving the Oppressed Isn’t Easy

I saw the tears of the oppressed—     and they have no comforter; power was on the side of their oppressors—     and they have no comforter. (Ecclesiastes 4:1.) How can you offer patient grace to the oppressed, those in need of … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King and a Picture of Civil Rights History

[Updated from the archives.] The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. (Martin Luther King.) *** Martin Luther King lost his life standing up for what … Continue reading

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When Lincoln Told Slave Owners They Should Try It For Themselves

He who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln, letter of April 6, 1859. It is not enough for us to agree to “have … Continue reading

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Civil Rights And The Gospel – why the struggle is worth it

I like inertia. I like that an object at rest tends to stay at rest, especially when the object is my body, and I like that an object in motion tends to stay in motion if that means I don’t have to … Continue reading

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Why Worry About Women?

[This article first appeared at Nick McDonald’s The Radical Journey, a blog I wrote for occasionally last year before starting my own here.] *** Why Worry About Women? There are two types of women in this world: those I know … Continue reading

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