"I, therefore, write about the spirituals and the blues, because I am the blues and my life is a spiritual. Without them, I cannot be." - James Cone

"I, therefore, write about the spirituals and the blues, because I am the blues and my life is a spiritual. Without them, I cannot be." - James Cone

theparisreview:

“The hardest thing in the world is simplicity.” —James Baldwin, born on this day in 1924.

theparisreview:

“The hardest thing in the world is simplicity.” —James Baldwin, born on this day in 1924.

"The shortest answer is doing the thing."

— Ernest Hemingway (via infamoussayings)

(via packlite)

"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.