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Chicago Theological Seminary

Can You See White Privilege?

Shea Watts | Posted 04.10.2016 | Religion
Shea Watts

Chicago Theological Seminary has started an initiative called, "White Privilege Glasses," to "put a new lens on white privilege and racism." Because if we look honestly at the vast problems in our society, we will see that many of the systemic and plaguing issues of the day are a symptom of racism.

An American in Israel -- Palestine Looking for Peace

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Like many across the globe, I am concerned that Israeli democracy is in jeopardy and that the failure to resolve the conflict between Israel and Palestine has created an untenable human rights crisis that threatens both Palestine and Israel.

See Racism. See John See Racism. Get Some #WhitePrivilegeGlasses

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 02.03.2017 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Sometimes empathy could use a little boost. Suppose, when it comes to racism, that I as a white person had some glasses that would help me see the world, and be seen, as an African American. Would that help build empathy and the compassionate conviction to make change?

Looking For Peace In Israel/Palestine

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.25.2017 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Looking out on the Mediterranean Sea from Tel Aviv is a good time for reflection when ending a study tour of Israel-Palestine. Just over two weeks here has made a few issues clear.

Calling Out Racism is Love Speech, Not Hate Speech

Alice Hunt | Posted 09.11.2016 | Religion
Alice Hunt

African Americans are American citizens who are coming under fire. This cannot, in all conscience, be allowed to continue. White Americans must bear witness to the deaths and desecration of black lives.

Can Anything Good Come From Charleston? Ferguson? Nazareth?

Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder | Posted 07.13.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

There is a theology of geography. There is a connection between space and fate. There is something unspoken that connects destiny with places, places with people. Towns and cities do not surface with notoriety. Situations or quite often the deeds of people precipitate such famous or infamous states.

Will You Marry Me? The Bible And Marriage Equality

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 10.24.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

A small but growing number of clergy have decided in recent years not to sign marriage licenses because of the reality that in doing so we participate in a system that actively discriminates against gays and lesbians.

Community Garden At Risk

Jamie Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jamie Kalven

The garden has remained a border institution: common ground shared by residents of Woodlawn and Hyde Park