This week premieres the unveiling of its new website.
“The purpose of the Postcolonial Theology Network (PTN) is to bring together and resource all persons especially scholars, activists and pastors who seek to identify, examine, and critique the role of the colonial in theologies.
The PTN initiates trans-national research network collaborations on emerging postcolonial questions that lead to cutting edge publications that raise the quality of postcolonial theological research and activism.
All people everywhere are welcomed and none are excluded. All viewpoints are welcomed and contribute to the diversity and richness of this group. The PTN asks that you cherish and honor this diversity through mutual respect of persons and words written herein.”
The video above is one of my favorites scenes from the movie Malcolm X. Less than two weeks ago, I found the Coffee Party Movement on facebook. I had my suspicions, but I withheld them out of patience.
And the patience was worth it. It turns out that it is not a grass root organization randomly started by a non-partisan citizen, but rather a political operative who volunteered for the Obama presidential campaign. This was hardly a surprise. Here is more information: here and here.
Not surprised at all on this one. Antony said it best: “Kool-Aid party, anyone?”
I prefer Chai (black tea from India) and I order it when I go to Starbucks most of the time. But I had a feeling this would happen someday. In order to counter the libertarian-conservative Tea Party political movement, there is now a progressive Coffee Party movement. If history is an indicator, if you remember, after the actual Boston tea party in the 18th century, coffee became the breakfast drink of choice for US Americans. I am not going to take sides. I am actually happy that there is grassroots organizing happening all over the country. This means that people are becoming more invested in the national politics. I care more about maximum participation in government, and not ideology. I only hope that both movements become and remain both ideologically and racially diverse, including all members of society. In fact, I hope that there are more political rights movements and political activism in the USA, with a fully engaged citizenry. It is all about participation, and not just voting.
Maybe I will start my own Chai Party movement. Speaking of chai, I had been wondering where to find Fair Trade tea in Fort Worth, Texas, and I just googled it.