January 14, 2013
Religious hopes for 2013
In her Tribal Church blog for the Christian Century, Carol Howard Merritt reminds us that “religion can be a force for good or a tool for oppression.” Although 2012 had its share of negative words, actions, and events reported as religious news, Merritt looks instead on the bright side. She says Christians in the United States “can point to a lot of good things in the last year”and names specific actions that make her “proud to be a part of a movement whose great concern is learning to love your neighbor as you love yourself.” But there is much more social justice work to do, and she includes among her religious hopes for 2013 three particular areas that need action in a positive, progressive direction. Read what they are.