In a time of unprecedented political divisiveness in America and rampant violent extremism around the world, we need leaders with the wisdom and courage to bring about a more just and compassionate human community. Religious leaders have a special responsibility to answer this challenge, including collaboration with political and media leaders. […]
Dr. Scott Paeth is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. His work focuses on the intersection of religion and public life. A great deal of discussion in the weeks since the attacks in Paris against Charlie Hebdo and a Kosher grocery store has focused, quite understandably, […]
Rev. Sekou Addresses Contextual Theology from Ferguson “These young people…” Rev. Osagyefo Sekou exclaimed over and over again in his presentation on Wednesday night, January 14th, at Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church in Chicago. “These young people, queer, black, women” – in other words, those that are most marginalized in […]
This past Saturday, SCUPE staff member Angela R. Samuel attended the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton. Coming out of the services she journaled this reflection, which she has graciously let us post here.