Reclaiming MLK, Migrants Meet Cruise Ships, “Primary” Education
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Leaving colonized faith is not a process without contention. Yet, it is also one that heralds unparalleled joy and victory. The life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., along with those he inspired, gives we who seek justice reasons to grieve deeply; hope greatly; and long for the Risen Jesus to come quickly, abide with us, and make all things right. May you see, feel, and receive the power of God’s love and may that love carry you through.
And with that, on to our resources for this week!
It is difficult to be involved in a political process that we don’t understand. And how and why we choose presidential candidates the way that we do must be understood to engage with our electoral process in an effective way. FiveThirtyEight Politics recently re-released its audio documentary series, The Primaries Project, which I believe is very helpful in closing this knowledge gap. The first episode explains how the primary process came to include Iowa as the first caucus, followed by nearly 2,500 events to whittle down the field to two people vying for a seat in the Oval Office. The second episode explores how the primary system shapes our politics, and the third episode dives into what a new system might look like, especially since primaries were not in the Constitution and things could change if we decided we wanted them to. As our friend Andre Henry would say, “it doesn’t have to be this way.” So, let’s seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly after God through learning about and envisioning a new process.
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