The first lesson in fighting abusive power is what not to do, and we should never assume we’re immune from becoming an abuser.
It’s important to acknowledge that everyone is harmed in different ways. The clearest harm comes to those who are marginalized, Othered, and who are the invisible classes of our world. But all of us are harmed in this system.
When you harm others, you have not only done an injustice to those you’ve harmed, but also an injustice to yourself.
By connecting to God, we discover the source we seek to aid us on our journey.
By Hani Hamdan, Engage Minnesota Whenever I hear a question being asked about an issue of public debate, I can’t help but notice the verb “believe.” “Do you believe in global warming?” “Do you believe that President Obama is a secret Muslim?” “Do you believe that silver amalgam dental fillings will make you sick?” “Do you believe in vaccinations?” Is it just me, or is the word “believe” being patently misused here? Read the rest of Hani Hamdan’s MPR piece here.