Welcome to Love, Struggle, Resist, a site in which different voices that share progressive religious and spiritual commitments to human equality and well-being can engage one another on the many ethical issues arising in the current political moment.
This site aggregates the work of people from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions, vocations, life experiences, and styles of expression. We post articles, lectures, sermons/addresses, prayers, poems, book reviews, etc. on subjects such as health care, torture, immigration, moral issues regarding governance, and many more. We seek to create a space for the progressive multi-religious community to learn from one another, to sharpen our own analysis of the issues, and to collectively present a prophetic witness that is proactive rather than reactive, that resists engaging in attack and insult, that resists. We present a diversity of ideas about what we are resisting, and invite critical dialogue and differing interpretations. We include information on this site about concrete actions and responses in which you can participate.
Our name, Love, Struggle, Resist, builds upon part of Alice Walker’s definition of womanism: “Loves struggle,” and “Loves the Spirit.”1 At a time when innumerable actions and issues in our country’s public life challenge our foundational religious and civic ethics, we must indeed love struggle and the Spirit in order to maintain our commitment to engagement and resistance. Our love, struggle and resistance are acts of faith.
Questions, comments and submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alison L. Boden (Princeton University)
Charles L. Howard (University of Pennsylvania)
Samuel H. Speers (Vassar College)
Andrea C. White (Union Theological Seminary)
1Alice Walker, “Womanist,” In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose (San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1983), pp. xi-xii.
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