This is my new article “Hope for Peace in a Broken World: 1 Chronicles, Exile and Building Walls” for Religions 9 (2016): 136-146.
The 9th issue will be about “Peace in a World of Conflicts”. The stated goal of the great world religions is to establish peace both within the world and between God and human beings. It is not a small paradox that today religion is frequently portrayed as a great disturber of peace both insides the communities and in international affairs at large. The forthcoming issue of Religions/Adyan will reflect upon the ways world religions conceive peace and can contribute to restore it in our trouble times. Continue reading
Today marks Korean-American Christian missionary Kenneth Bae’s 500th day in a North Korean prison. Bae was arrested in November 2012 while leading a tourist group. State-run media reported that he was convicted of attempting to lead a religious anti-North Korean Continue reading
I will be a guest on the radio show, “The Female Solution” on January 7, 2014 from 8-9 a.m. CST, hosted by Naimah Latif. The topic for the radio show is “How can Spiritual Women Influence World”. Feel free to tune in.
This post comes from my friend, Rev. Mark Koenig. it is reposted here with permission. Please check out his blog site for more interesting posts!
We gathered at the Tillman Chapel of the Church Center for the United Nations – Lutherans, Mennonites, Methodists, Presbyterians, and more. We shared statements Continue reading
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KEEP HOPE ALIVE! REV. JESSE JACKSON Radio Show
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This morning, I was a guest (along with Atty Barbara Arwine & Dr. Mariko Chang) on the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s “Keep Hope Alive” weekly radio show on every Sunday Morning from 8-10 EST. This morning’s show explored the real meaning of MOTHER’S DAY, as well as the Continue reading
This was originally posted on Feminist Studies in Religion blogsite.
As many Christians including myself celebrate Christmas, we want to take a moment to pause and reflect upon what it means to celebrate Christmas.
As we live in the busyness of getting into the Christmas spirit, the message of the birth of Christ gets lost in the fervor of buying present, decorating the trees and holding Continue reading
There will be a book session at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) for Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug’s new book, U.S. War-culture, Sacrifice and Salvation. Dr. Mark Heim and myself will be responding to her book. This session is on Saturday Nov. 17, 2012 at McCormick Place West – 182, 1p.m.
This book grew out of consternation and confusion that I experienced in the post 9/11 period regarding the heightened naturalization of war-culture in the U.S. as an unquestioned and to-be-expected feature of life. My exploration of the role of the rhetoric, practices and cognitive frameworks of sacrifice as central to this Continue reading