05 Nov

Hospitality and The Other.

Matthew's Journal

This morning I was thinking, praying about the US election… Whether we like it to not, the outcome will have a great bearing on many of the justice issues we care about: food security, climate change, trade, governance, corruption, and so on.

A friend of mine, Luke Bretherton, moved to the US a few months ago to take up a teaching/lecturing role at Duke Divinity College.

Yesterday he shared some very insightful reflections on the elections, as a fresh (and there objective!) newcomer,here.

I found myself nodding my head in agreement with most of what he writes.

He’s surprised to find that, amongst the Christians he meets in Durham (North Carolina) the question is not “Who to vote for?”, rather “Whether to vote at all?”. There is a strong sense that both parties come to the election with the “hands dripping in blood”: foreign military forays; failure to…

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