Justice: On Performative Faith

20140628-134830-49710558.jpgThis post is the eleventh in our series this month on the spiritual practices of activism
that are rooted in and enhance our faith lives.

Confession: Many outside my inner circle don’t know I gained most of the skills that have made me a successful activist through my experience in ministry first. Ministry work was how I learned to build community, increase membership, shift people’s understanding, and mobilize for action.

But it was also in the church that I learned to get very comfortable with being unpopular for my beliefs.

Link to the rest of the amazing story here on Suey’s blog here.

20140628-135407-50047356.jpgSuey Park is an activist and writer.

3 thoughts on “Justice: On Performative Faith

  • June 30, 2014 at 3:40 pm
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    Reblogged this on Just Fred and commented:
    This is a thoughtful and provocative piece by a brave young woman, Suey Park. Calling Christianity to account for its complicity in supporting injustice and oppression and failure to commit to social justice. You may not agree with all of her points, but it is definitely worth a read.

  • June 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm
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    i have always thought it sad that most koreans abandoned their native traditions for the settler-colonialist religion of christianity

    • July 1, 2014 at 1:37 pm
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      Yes definitely or just assume that white, evangelical Christianity is the only legitimate expression of Christianity. Or that we are able to practice a Christianity that is devoid of the spiritual and religious traditions of our country of origin.

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