19 February 2009

New Administration, Old Initiative

Mary Hunt offers her critique of faith-based initiatives in an article by Sarah Posner this week on The American Prospect.

Liberation Theology is Alive and Well

Liberation theology is alive and well in Belem, Brazil. Where? Did you say Davos, Switzerland, where 2,500 economic movers and shakers recently concluded their annual meeting of World Economic Forum at a cost of a quarter million dollars apiece? (Pricey vacation in these troubled times.) No, I said Belem, Brazil, where the World Social Forum, the antidote to Davos, gathered over 100,000 social activists and academics for 1,500 workshops and presentations in late January.

Get out your map: Belem is in the north of Brazil... (read full article by Mary E. Hunt on Religion Dispatches).