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Joi Orr

Dr. Joi Orr is an Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA where she teaches Christian Social Ethics and Environmental Ethics. As a critical theorist her scholarship argues for African American land security and food sovereignty as a necessary component of social justice and Black liberation. She also teaches, writes, and presents on the topics of radical politics, utopian imaginations, and asset-based community development.


Food Sovereignty

Food sovereignty represents a refusal of a globally commodified food system in favor of systems and institutions that support self-sufficient communities.

Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?