“Unfortunately, our desires for a more just society exist in a religious environment with little in the way of infrastructure to nurture them. Rather than creating agents of profound social change, our religious institutions create passive religious content consumers.”
About Ben Garrett
Ben is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School. His primary interests are asset-based community development, liberation theology, critical theory, anarchism, trauma studies, and mountain biking. He lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife Candra and works for EIRO.
Entries by Ben Garrett
“We must listen intently to our neighbors and how our interpretations shape their world. If the Münster Rebellion can teach us anything, it is that there is nothing more dangerous than an open Bible.”
“Danger is everywhere for these young men. With a 40-year average life-expectancy, miners are exposed to poisonous gases and cave-ins, making death an ever-present possibility in Cerro Rico. In an attempt to protect themselves, the miners make offerings of cocoa and cigarettes to El Tio, the deity of the mines. It’s no wonder statues of El Tio are stationed throughout the mines by the companies who own the mountain. Every day, the Catholic Bolivians descend into the earth and worship the devil.”
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