Reconciliation Means Death

"The task of black people is to rebel against all white masters, destroying their pretensions and authority and ridiculing the symbols of power. White people must be made to realize that reconciliation is a costly experience. It is not holding hands and singing 'black and white together' and 'we shall overcome.' Reconciliation means death, and … Continue reading Reconciliation Means Death

Church Abolition, Black Liberation and the End of the World

Written by Argentina, a retreat organizer and member of Christians for Socialism Church abolition has a conflicting meaning for me. I think of what churches have meant for communes before it was an institution that sided with imperialism, racism and other demonic forces that have plagued the earth. Initially, churches were intentional communities where people … Continue reading Church Abolition, Black Liberation and the End of the World

James Cone on anti-blackness, white supremacy, the cross, and discipleship

"Unfortunately, during the course of 2,000 years of Christian history, this symbol of salvation has been detached from any reference to the ongoing suffering and oppression of human beings—those whom Ignacio Ellacuría, the Salvadoran martyr, called ‘the crucified peoples of history.’ The cross has been transformed into a harmless, non-offensive ornament that Christians wear around … Continue reading James Cone on anti-blackness, white supremacy, the cross, and discipleship