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Prophetic Voices

Robert Kuttner Isn't the Only One Who Needs to Hear More Prophetic Voices

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Unfortunately, sometimes high-minded rhetoric is empty. Other times, it dissolves into the cynical compromises of realpolitik. In these cases, cynicism increases; performance trumps substance, and most of us become ever more skeptical about the possibility of real social change.

The Prophetic Joan Baez

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Just as in those fresh days from decades ago, Baez continues to sing out injustice, the challenge and responsibility to be decent in a world bent on bending goodness into greed and simple pleasure into perversity. It brought to mind the prophet Ezekiel.

Resisting The Urge To 'Otherize'

Mirabai Starr | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion
Mirabai Starr

As a Native New York Jew who grew up in the counter-culture of New Mexico and spent my 20s in northern California, the American South is as foreign to me as Mongolia. So visiting the Bible Belt is a perfect opportunity for me to walk my talk and reject the impulse to "otherize."

Isaiah Calling: A Fresh Take On Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

Something is not working. The impasse that faces us in trying to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict needs a fresh approach. After being involved with Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking efforts for the past 18 years, I am feeling called to return to the text.

Prophetic Recoil And The Need For Boldness

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

I have this tendency to speak out strongly against something that seems to be an injustice that is causing others real harm or pain. I have this tendency to function prophetically -- and to then pull back out of fear, out of self-doubt and second-guessing my motive or mood.

Bob Edgar, Presente

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

This is a letter I never imagined writing, and am deeply grief-stricken to be writing. Rev. Bob Edgar, a great public servant and my friend, has died.