Politics and theology
The Reverend Keith Trivasse, one of our retired clergy, has a blog called Red Roots Theology. This combines his interests in politics and theology.
Here’s an extract from an article published May 11th which is called ‘Talking peace in a time of war‘. It talks about the recent actions taken by President Trump with Iran and our response to that:
….For peacemakers this becomes increasingly problematic. But here we need to do several things. Firstly, we need to remember our callings. We are called by God to bring peace with justice. As Martin Luther King Jr pointed out, peace without justice is sentiment alone. We are called to act for peace. It may be that all we can do is to pray. But it is up to us to educate those prayers so that our awareness deepens…
On the Red Roots Theology site you can also see Keith’s book ‘Hand-in-hand: An exploration of a Christian Muslim engagement’.
There are many great pieces but this is from the Epilogue:
Each time I go for a walk I enter into a new landscape and soundscape. Each time I notice shops and houses differently. The sounds are different: at night there will be almost no-one on the road, but even then I have been stopped for conversations. In the daytime I may get children calling out ‘Mr Keith’. At one house two women put their heads out of the door and cry out, ‘Hello Sir’. Just slight changes but it means that each walk is different. The event of the work changes me, marks me. Through the event and by the words summoned, I find myself rescripted and inscribed anew.
Please check out Red Roots Theology and follow what Keith has to say.