Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:19 PM
guillaumeb (12,702 posts)
Progressive people of faith: Part 2
From the article:
Recognized as a monumental peace and justice activist in Cuba, Italy, Africa, the U.S.S.R., and the U.S., American journalist and activist Dorothy Day was rejected for the Nobel Peace Prize as “too radical.” The Nobel committee was not wrong. Day’s belief in “the primacy of the spiritual” in social change, and her desire “to associate with ... the masses in loving and praising God” (Day) led her to found the Catholic Worker Movement – truly a radical fusion of activism and faith..........
Throughout her life, Day unabashedly and consistently spoke out, condemning fascism, nuclear weapons, and the Vietnam War, and supporting WWII draft resistance, an undertakers’ strike against the New York Catholic archdiocese, and the United Farm Workers’ unionization of migrant workers. Day’s balance of radical social beliefs and conservative doctrinal views enabled her to avoid being censured by the Church, and thus to raise awareness among Catholics and all people of struggles for social justice
On the un-Christian behavior of many clergy: The scandal of businesslike priests, of collective wealth, the lack of a sense of responsibility for the poor, the worker, the Negro, the Mexican, the Filipino, and even the oppression of these, and the consenting to the oppression of them by our industrialist-capitalist order—these made me feel often that priests were more like Cain than Abel. ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?’ they seemed to say in respect to the social order.
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Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:40 AM
trotsky (43,334 posts)
1. I'm glad you listened and deleted your devotional posts linking to that bigoted religious site.
These are a better choice if you are looking to promote a positive message for your religion.
They won't stop anyone from continuing to criticize your religion, and your disrespectful treatment of atheists, but it's better than posting content from an anti-LGBTQI, anti-choice site.