C. Wess Daniels, Ph.D. is the William R. Rogers Director of Friends Center & Quaker Studies at Guilford College. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina…
Resisting the Evils of the Religion of Empire
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
C. Wess Daniels,
Whose side is God on? What does God say about empire, especially when Empire uses God to justify so much of what it does? In our day, “religion” has often been taken as a negative or limiting connotation because of these connections between “God” and empire. Can Friends find new ways of talking about religion, empire, and evil in a world that so desperately needs liberation and justice? Can Friends sort out an anti-imperial religion for the purposes of liberation or must we throw it all out?
In this session, we will look at how to draw on religion, the Bible, and insights from liberation theology to organize for the purposes of liberation of the poor and dispossessed in our communities.
We will unpack some of how religion functions in our world and talk about the evils of empire. We will consider ways of resistance to empire, while practicing a liberating spirituality.
Course category: History & Theology
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