In commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Dr. Swancutt discusses a critical theme in King’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” address and applies it to 2015 America.
Owning It: The Complicity of Christianity in U.S. Poverty
Diana Swancutt, Executive Director of the Boston Poverty Consortium and Research Associate Professor of Bible, Religion, and Global Justice at Boston University’s School of Theology, participates in Boston University’s Rhett Talks on January 19, 2015.
Strength to Love: Global Justice for the Poor
Keith Magee, Adjunct Research Instructor in Boston University’s School of Theology, presents during the January 19, 2015 Rhett Talks.
Dr. Magee discusses the dichotomy of England’s Civic Gospel and the United States’ Social Gospel and their lens on justice for the poor and a need for equality. Magee considers Dr. King’s concerns, not just for the soul of the individual but also for the holistic well being of the entire person-mind, body and spirit. He explores how Dr. King navigated between the sacred and the secular, moving him way beyond the confines of a national spiritual civil rights leader to Human Rights on a global stage.
Some Consequences of Poverty in Our Wealthy Nation