Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump
By: Miguel A. De La Torre, editor
"Donald Trump's election is one of those rare moments when everyone with a conscience knows simultaneously that they need to act. These essays offer a useful guide to figuring out what will work best in this most necessary of fights!" --Bill McKibben, author, Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
"Trump brought out the best of us. This book is just one example, one that has consolidated the narratives of different communities, readings that are necessary if we are to hear each other and to empathize for one another. It is only through empathy that we can truly attain the American ideals of 'for liberty and justice for all.' It is hard work, but we have no choice as we are all in it together." --Ani Zonneveld, Founder, President, Muslims for Progressive Values
"In this polemical yet prophetic text, over 25 religious scholars, ministers, and activists seek to form a counter-narrative for what it means to be a person of faith in the current political ethos where religious rhetoric is misused to promote, rather than eradicate, discrimination.... [The book's] greatest feature is its passionate prose, and its most significant contribution is its dedication to advancing equality and justice by addressing intersecting forms of structural inequality and discrimination." --Reviews in Religion and Theology
"May this book serve as a nurturing, connecting, and sustaining resource as we discuss the many ways faith, resistance, and healing must take shape in the Trump era. . . . We need to live and act in solidarity--together." --From the Foreword by Jim Wallis
For many people of faith, the election of Donald Trump represents not just a political crisis -- a threat to our republic and a danger for the entire world -- but also a confessional crisis, a moment that calls into question the deepest meaning of our religious claims and values.
Reflections by notable religious scholars, ministers, and activists address this crisis. With chapters treating issues of gender, race, disability, LGBT justice, immigration, the environment, peace, and poverty, the contributors seek to name our situation and to set forth an agenda for faith and resistance.
Contributors include Susan Thistlethwaite, Amir Hussain, David Gushee, Miguel Diaz, Kelly Brown Douglas, Christiana Zenner, Sister Simone Campbell, Kwok Pui-lan, George â€œTinkâ€ Tinker, and Rabbi Steven Greenberg.
Miguel A. De La Torre is professor of social ethics and Latino/a studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. An ordained Southern Baptist minister, he is the author of 18 books, including Reading the Bible from the Margins, Trails of Hope and Terror, and Introducing Liberative Theologies (all Orbis).