"We must learn what the earth meant to those native to this land, the people that have been studying it for thousands of years. In a western constructed reality Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) comes off as myth and folklore, but what is the difference between western science and TEK?"
Joe emphasizes that decolonial/postcolonial work means that we make different choices about the way we congregate and perform church.
Part 2: Armida: Bel canto’s Big and Tenor-Heavy Love Affair with Crusade and the Ever-Luring Trope of Oriental(ist) Exotic
"A truly imaginative production would have made a conscious effort to question at least some of the cultural stereotypes while this one dressed them all up with abandon."
What are the origins of liberation theology? What are the politics of discussing origins? How does racism shape our understanding of intellectual contributions and legacies?
"I began to see America not as the innocent hand of God in the world but as one aligned with the portrayals, offered by Israelite witnesses, of Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, and Rome at the peaks of their oppressive empires."
Cláudio Carvalhaes, a contributing editor at Plural Space, interviews Miguel A. De La Torre, the Iliff Professor of Social Ethics at Iliff School of Theology.