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Political Theology and the Intrusion of Gaia

There is, I suggest, a kind of political theology at work in this practice of simply paying attention to (and being provoked by) the transcendence that is Gaia. It generates a form of intellectual habitation that remains attuned to the strange shapes drawn in the clouds by some form of transcendence.

Ecological, Ecology and the Environment, Symposia

The ongoing sexual abuse crisis has damaged the Catholic Church’s credibility as a witness to the Gospel, but the church should not abandon its social witness. Rather, it must re-think its approach.

When we stop clinging to what we know and what we are, we can go out into the world without fear, insecurity, resentment, and judgment, as true Children of God. The image of a playing child helps us see alternatives to our childish attitudes.

Recent Symposia

Political Theology and Ecology

For this symposium, we asked our contributors to reflect on possible points of intersection between ecology and political theology.

Symposia

What is at stake in invoking “love” in political spheres? When we claim that “Love Trumps Hate”, what vision of “love” are we championing? When and how is it valuable for activists and religious leaders to make recourse to the idea of “love”? What kind of obligations does “love” entail?

Truth be told, the world is much larger than we are able to remember.

ASSEMBLY Podcast

The first half of our conversation about how white teaching and preaching how white preaching and teaching can change, have changed, and/or must still change in the face of #BlackLivesMatter (the moment and the movement).

In the Field

Why has political theology been so resistant to addressing questions of sex, gender, and sexuality in any serious way? Are there any intersections between queer feminist criticism and political theology, and what would it look like if the two methods were brought together?

To whom should we, working in political theology, listen, and how?