Dear Readers, Once again it seems that the business of life and, for many of us, college has caused a low submissions turnout for Ignited this month. With this in mind we’ve decided that there will be no new issue in May so that we and our contributors can focus on finals if necessary. However, we’ll be back in June and hope that you’ll join … Continue reading Letter from the Editors April 2016
By Nicole Deane When Bilal was 17 years old, he was sentenced to prison for 20 years. Before he was old enough to vote, he was taken away from his family and community and sent to live in a window-less cage. At one point during his 20 years in San Quentin State Prison, Bilal endured 7 continuous months of solitary confinement. His mother, who he … Continue reading Planting Justice
By Brent Andrews Social justice is a part of everything we do, every person we meet, every interaction we have. Our perspectives have been formed by millions of observed and experienced oppressions or privileges that shape our language and subsequent behavior. We are exposed to family, friends, acquaintances, strangers and media who build stereotypes of things and people we don’t know. We hear groups being … Continue reading Called to Unconditional Love
By Hailey Joy Scandrette A few days ago I was at a leadership training hosted by Faith in Action Bay Area, an organization that trains clergy and congregations to organize around issues of injustice in their communities. During the training, we were asked to turn to the person sitting next to us and explain why we were there–what in our lives had awakened our hearts … Continue reading Belonging, Listening, and Growing
Last week our editor in chief, Hailey, was interviewed by Clint Sabom for his podcast The Graveyard Cowboy at Midnight. You can listen to the interview here. Continue reading Ignited Interview!
Dear Readers, Yes, we know, it’s not actually March anymore, but March proved to be such a busy month for both Ignited’s editors and contributors alike, that we’re publishing our March issue a few days late. Our theme for the month was sustainability. We believe that as Christians we are called to care for the Earth, each other, and ourselves with the grace, love, and compassion … Continue reading Letter From the Editors March 2016
By Nicole Deane “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2) Because we live in a capitalist society, we’re all socialized to value productivity over sustainability. If you’ve ever pulled an all-nighter during finals, gone to work … Continue reading The Rebellion of Rest: The Snooze Button as AntiCapitalist Struggle & Spiritual Practice
By Hailey Joy Scandrette I love to feel like the things I do matter. Scratch that, I have an almost pathological need to feel like the things I do matter. I am motivated by believing that my choices can have a positive impact–that by taking public transportation instead of driving, by buying all of my clothing used, by not buying chocolate that isn’t fair trade, … Continue reading Starting from Scratch