We are both convinced of, and this essay will take more or less for granted, that the political traditions of libertarianism and feminism are both in the main correct, insightful, and of the first importance in any struggle to build a just, free, and compassionate society. Libertarianism and feminism, when they have encountered each other, have most often taken each other for polar opposites. Many 20th century libertarians have dismissed or attacked feminism—when they have addressed it at all—as just another wing of Left-wing statism; many feminists have dismissed or attacked libertarianism—when they have addressed it at all—as either Angry White Male reaction or an extreme faction of the ideology of the liberal capitalist state. But we hold that both judgments are unjust; many of the problems in combining libertarianism with feminism turn out to be little more than terminological conflicts that arose from shifting political alliances in the course of the 20th century; and most if not all of the substantive disagreements can be negotiated within positions already clearly established within the feminist and libertarian traditions.
Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the country, right-wing Christians have become increasingly willing to cast blame — seemingly hypocritically — on a group they have often dismissed or outright ignored: Progressive Christians, especially those who support marriage equality.
The first hints of a growing front against liberal Christians came in May, when a coalition of conservative churches in Fountain Hills, Arizona publicly ganged up on a local progressive Methodist community.
Who leaves or who is cast out? The entire last chapter of Dr.
Good News said in a statement that the congregation should be permitted to leave the denomination with its property and assets. Turnabout is Fair Play? When the conservative activists created a parallel reality within United Methodism, they were not kicked out of the church.
And yet today when progressive annual conferences and even jurisdictions act within Methodist polity not paralleling it!
Then they laugh at you.
Then they attack you. They make me wonder if the reigning conservative activists remember that we really are best when we work together.
In both places I see the strength of our connection as well as the energy that comes from the margins and the creative minorities in those places. It takes a left wing and a right wing to fly, but it takes them working together to soar. My hope is that the conservatives follow the Wesleyan tradition of both wings rather than the monoculture approach of the Southern Baptists—to the benefit of all of Christianity.
I yearn for a United Methodist Church that has the evangelical zeal combined with a relevant social witness that is a headlight to culture, not a tail-light behind it.
I yearn for a church with the same freedom of thought as freedom of innovative action—truly, one that is better together.
It may be scary to the power-brokers on both sides of the aisle—but it may be a new way forward together. Jeremy Smith is a United Methodist clergyperson who blogs about faith, young clergy issues, technology, internet theory, and geeky topics.
Click here to learn more. You may reprint without permission but with attribution.An examination of the possibilities for libertarian feminism, taking the feminist thought of the 19th century radical individualists as an example and a guide. We find that the radical libertarian critique of statism and the radical feminist critique of patriarchy are complementary, not contradictory, and we discuss some of the confusions that lead many libertarians--including many libertarian.
May 1 saw the entry into force of an amendment to China’s anti-corruption laws. With effect from May 1 China is taking an extra-territorial long arm jurisdiction when it comes to the prosecution of bribery of foreign public officials.
Glossary of the Occult - definitions. Templars Knights Templar. A religious, military and banking order (Knights of the Temple of Solomon) founded by Crusaders in Jerusalem to defend the Holy Sepulchure and Christian pilgrims; a kind of Foreign Legion. Nair said the warrant of arrest obtained against Jho Low and his father was a significant development that the long arm of the law was catching up with the two.
Anti-Money Laundering and Anti. In a blast from the past, the Catholic Church, which at one time held unilateral influence over the day-to-day affairs of the nobles and commoners of many nations across the regions of Europe, is weighing in on the global financial, economic and political crisis with a not so novel historically.
Comments. Brother Nathanael May 7, @ pm. Dear Real Jew News Family - We are now in the midst of The Great Transformation in which a VISIBLE “globalization” which blurs ALL national distinctions of what was once Christendom INCLUDING the annihilation of the traditional family prepares the moronic sheeple for a One World Governance, that is, a JUDAIC WORLD ORDER.