Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely, and Vote with Integrity. By Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press, 2016. $21.99, Hardcover, ix+240 pps. Authors Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz are theologians concerned with Christians living and embodying Christ’s teaching to love God and neighbor. In Public Faith: How…
Walking the streets of Bethlehem during the protest was not a fearful event for me. I perhaps never felt safer, even at the sound of tear gas shot into the air and watching the smoke in the distance.
We remember the racial injustice of the past and the progress we’ve made into the present. Now, do we take a break until Black History Month or until next January? Despite the prevailing myth of a present “post-racial” society, the winds of change and activism have sprung up once again.
An officer stepped out of the patrol car behind us. Automatically, I sized the situation up. There were no other vehicles around. The street was empty. No witnesses. White neighborhood. White cop. Male. Shorter than me. Me – church shoes, suit and tie. Brown. All brown.