Friday, September 05, 2008

Curse of the Black Gold

A short documentary about how oil exploration and production has not benefited the people of Nigeria's Niger Delta, but has profited oil companies and corrupt governments.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ordinary Radicals

Moved into the residence at Queen's University in Kingston two weeks ago to begin my new position promoting diversity and addressing identity issues.

There is a new documentary premiering today at US locations on Ordinary Radicals - see for the trailer and updates - inspired by Shane Claiborne's book (which I read and loved) and the work of Jim Wallis and Sojourners and others. Very important for people who feel that, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, "...the judgment of God is upon the church as never before. If today's church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the (current) century." Amen.