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Words such as “crisis” and “collapse” pepper headlines, and few dismiss them as alarmism. All is not well – on this, at least, there is broad consensus. Courage – heart, etymologically – seems to be what we’re in need of today...
Recent events may give us reason to worry about the future political direction of the Western world. Still, we can’t forget that “Our citizenship is in heaven,” as the apostle Paul writes. What do the politics of the kingdom of heaven look like?
Each person, just or unjust, is created in the image and likeness of God. Each is someone for whom Jesus died. As Christians our faith only makes sense if the proposition that humans are sacred is true. And if it is true, we have much work to do.
Jean Vanier, founder, L’Arche communities
Daniel Berrigan, poet and author
Donald Kraybill, author, The Upside-Down Kingdom
Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University, author, Hannah’s Child
Shira Dicker, founder and president, Shira Dicker Media International
Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Martin Sheen, actor
Ari Goldman, Columbia University, author, Being Jewish
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