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Awake, Emerging, and Connected

Meditations on Justice from a Missing Generation

Awake, Emerging, and Connected

Meditations on Justice from a Missing Generation

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334065432
Number of Pages: 224
Published: 31/07/2024
Width: 14 cm
Height: 21.6 cm

Millennials and Gen Zers have been characterized as individualistic capitalist consumers, as politically unengaged and spiritually selfish, or only interested in identity politics. This edited collection, by bringing together younger generations of theologians, activists, campaigners, artists, and those working in politics, academia, the church, economics, or community work, offers a new narrative of justice- one that is globally aware and actively intersectional.

Bringing together powerful young voices with a wealth of contextually grounded experiences of faith and justice, spreading over Mexico, India, Nagaland, Germany, Wales, Ecuador, South Africa, Palestine, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Scotland, England and the Pacific, the chapters in this book imagine daring new possibilities. Together the chapters reveal a generation who face a burning, politically and religiously right-leaning, egotistical world, and who know clearly that the legacies of Empire, which continue white hegemony, patriarchy, heterosexuality, normalized cisgender identities, the class war, colonial debts, Western epistemology, and ecological extraction, must be overcome and replaced by a transnational solidarity of resistance and reimagination.

 

 

"For those who, like me, harboured deep concerns about “the next generation” of theologians, thinkers, scholars and activists, hope is arising, and this book is irrefutable proof. Here are the youthful, new eyes seeing the world and our history “from below”, fresh minds discerning the signs of our times, and invigorated energies plunging themselves courageously into the work that is needed for the dangerous refusal “to let the world remain as it is.” These global voices refuse to be labelled “missing voices” not just because they are speaking out, but because they are speaking out for justice, with commitment, passion and prophetic faithfulness. So that epigraph at the very start is more than mere words – it also a bold declaration, a challenge, and an invitation to join a new generation in the ongoing journey toward justice everywhere. What a joy to be part of this renewed, exciting journey." Allan Aubrey Boesak

 

"Where does a betrayed generation put its anger? Younger people across the globe justifiably feel that their elders have pared away their options and their hopes - sometimes deliberately, sometimes even well-meaningly. The shrinking horizons of late capitalist culture offer a bleak prospect.  These writers acknowledge the anger, name the sense of betrayal, and then begin the hard work of seeing what a constructive, energizing theological perspective can contribute. A unique and challenging collection." Rowan Williams

 

 

 

Introduction She who wants the world to remain as it is doesn’t want it to remain at all. - Victoria Turner Part 1: Questioning Western Epistemological Hegemony: Rethinking Approaches to Justice 1) Christ’s Being Beyond Time: A Theological Emancipation from the Acceleration of Time - Samuel Efrain Murillo Torres 2) Against Western Cognitive Hegemony in Academic Theology: The Quest for Epistemological Justice in Liberation and Intercultural Theology(ies) - Daniel Jara J. 3) Indigenous queer subjugation and lessons from Nagaland - Inatoli Aye 4) African approaches to Transitional Justice - Adam Randera 5) The “View from Below” From Above: A Critical Genealogy of Settler Christianity in Oceania - Andrew Clark-Howard 6) Restoring Wholeness in Creation: A Samoan Indigenous Spiritual Perspective to Climate Justice - Iemaima Vaai Part 2: Insiders and Outsiders: Struggling through History and Context 7) Palestinian Women: The Question with the Question - Muna Nassar 8) Justice for the Workers: Theologising Trade Unions and Labour Movements - William Gibson 9) ‘This is my Story, this is my Song:’ Queer Presbyterians, Provocative Questions, Practical Politics, and a Case for Church History in the Development of Theologies of Justice - David Brandon Smith 10) The Myth of the Gospel: Trump, Politics, and the Crisis of the Evangelical Church - Nathan Dever 11) A Step Forwards or Backwards? Reflections on Homelessness, Housing and Politics in England from 1945 – Present - Ian Rowe Part 3: Disrupting Theology, Theory and Thinking 12) An Essay That Is Already Belated: Some notes on holocaust and the recovery of witnessing - Dave Korn 13) Reimagining Hindu Liberation Theology in India with Raimon Panikkar - Shruti Dixit 14) Exposing Selfish Motivations Disguised as Justice: Questioning the Narrative of the Miracle of Cultured Meat - Arvin Gouw 15) Discussing Human Dignity from the Peripheries: A Dialogue between Buddhagotra and Imago Dei - Patricia Guernelli Palazzo Tsai 16) A Lived Theology of Belonging - Amar D. Peterman 17) Technological and theological visions, desires, and practices - Michael Morelli 18) The Fallacy of Hopelessness: Constructing a metamodern theology of hope - Iona Curtius Conclusion: Disengaging our Disengagement and Disconnections

Victoria Turner

Victoria Anne Turner is a Lecturer at Ripon College Cuddesdon

"For those who, like me, harboured deep concerns about “the next generation” of theologians, thinkers, scholars and activists, hope is arising, and this book is irrefutable proof. Here are the youthful, new eyes seeing the world and our history “from below”, fresh minds discerning the signs of our times, and invigorated energies plunging themselves courageously into the work that is needed for the dangerous refusal “to let the world remain as it is.” These global voices refuse to be labelled “missing voices” not just because they are speaking out, but because they are speaking out for justice, with commitment, passion and prophetic faithfulness. So that epigraph at the very start is more than mere words – it also a bold declaration, a challenge, and an invitation to join a new generation in the ongoing journey toward justice everywhere. What a joy to be part of this renewed, exciting journey." -- Allan Aubrey Boesak


'Where does a betrayed generation put its anger? Younger people across the globe justifiably feel that their elders have pared away their options and their hopes - sometimes deliberately, sometimes even well-meaningly. The shrinking horizons of late capitalist culture offer a bleak prospect. These writers acknowledge the anger, name the sense of betrayal, and then begin the hard work of seeing what a constructive, energizing theological perspective can contribute. A unique and challenging collection.' -- Rowan Williams