"Accordingly, this admittedly tentative work is for radicals. I am certain that Christians and Marxists, though they may disagree with me in part or in whole, will continue reading to the end. But the reader who dogmatically assumes closed, ‘irrational’ positions will reject the dialogue I hope this book will open."

- Paulo Freire in the forward to Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Oh, to live in a world where Christians were so self-evidently considered “radicals”…

CAN POPE FRANCIS TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE WORK OF THE MAFIA?

maryhomegirl:

FRANCIS IS LIKE

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Pope Francis has recently said that mafia members, who participate in a system of corruption, crime, and horrific violence, have cut themselves off from God and the Church and have therefore excommunicated themselves. If they will not change their ways, at least the Pope has announced that the Church can no longer ignore this evil. Read more here.

(Source: jordantarwater, via jdaviddark)

ayjay:

Today I am hearing on the internet that it is insensitive to celebrate Father’s Day because such celebrations could bring pain to those whose fathers are dead, or whose fathers were bad, or who wish that they could be fathers but cannot. I heard the same arguments on Mother’s Day. I have also read…

lessig:

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Nick Rubin is a high school student. His father, a longtime friend and senior lawyer at Microsoft, pointed me to a plugin Nick was building to scan the page you’re reading in a browser, and highlight the names of Members of Congress. When you hover over the name, you see from whom the Member…