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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Are All Our Crises, Not Just Our Food Crises, Spiritual Crises? Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow, gives up the law for the Seminary.

Are All Our Crises, Not Just Our Food Crises, Spiritual Crises? Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, gives up the law for the Seminary.

Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, is shifting her work from political to spiritual. Are all human crises spiritual crises? A spiritual crises being experienced by a humanity that has growingly lost its connection to the deepest wisdom and truth of existence? Perhaps all of our movements, not just the Food Movement, are spiritual movements by human beings in search of a stronger connection to the deepest truth and wisdom of all there  is. Perhaps all our crises are spiritual crises? ,
 In a piece entitled, Something Much Greater at Stake, Ms. Alexander states"
"At its core, America’s journey from slavery to Jim Crow to mass incarceration raises profound moral and spiritual questions about who we are, individually and collectively, who we aim to become, and what we are willing to do now.
I have found that these questions are generally not asked or answered in law schools or policy roundtables. So I am going to a place that takes very seriously the moral, ethical and spiritual dimensions of justice work: Union Theological Seminary. Union has a proud history of deep commitment to social justice, and I am happy to call it home for awhile."


An announcement from Michelle Alexander on social media (September 16, 2016): I am taking a long break from social media, but tonight I want to thank the Heinz Foundation which offered me today a l…
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