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Mike Rivage-Seul is a liberation theologian and former Roman Catholic priest. Retired in 2014, he taught at Berea College in Kentucky for 40 years where he directed Berea's Peace and Social Justice Studies Program.Mike blogs at
(7 comments) Tuesday, June 25, 2019 What You Should Know About Marianne Williamson Before Thursday's Debate
Marianne Williamson's voice for justice joins with those of human civilization's giants including the most acclaimed spiritual leaders everyone professes to admire. Among them are the Buddha, the Jewish prophets, Jesus the Christ, Mohammed, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, the Dali Lama and Pope Francis.
(52 comments) Thursday, June 20, 2019 U.S. Concentration Camps Are Already Worse than Hitler's
U.S. concentration camps are every bit as brutal as Hitler's. In fact, the number of deaths connected with the U.S. system of concentration and extermination dwarfs the iconic number of six million incinerated, gassed, shot, or otherwise executed under Hitler.
(1 comments) Sunday, May 26, 2019 Marianne Williamson Peace and War (Memorial Day Sunday Homily)
Last week Marianne Williamson surpassed the minimum 1% support in 3 separate national polls required for her to participate in the presidential debates. Nate Silver has identified her as a major candidate. This homily compares her position on war and peace with that of Jesus as described in today's liturgical readings.
(4 comments) Friday, March 22, 2019 Don't Be Cowed by the Right: Support the Green New Deal
The Green New Deal represents the best available response to the climate-change crisis. It deserves the full support of progressives. We must stop bending over backwards to convince reactionaries that we're not "crazy socialists."
(11 comments) Sunday, March 3, 2019 The NYT Casts Doubt on the Green New Deal's Radical Objectives
Last Sunday the NYT editors actually damned the Green New Deal with faint praise. They also endorsed remedies for the climate crisis much less comprehensive and closer to what corporate America favors than to the broad worker-friendly recommendations of the Markey-Cortez proposal.