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Liberation Theology is alive and kicking!
on 9 March 2011
This book marks a revival in the field of liberation theology. It demonstrates how the church, especially the emerging church, can learn from a 'theology of the poor'. It deals in practical ways how Christians can respond to issues of conflict, climate change and the increasing global poverty gap.
It looks at how churches can respond to their own contexts, and examines how in the Northern English city of Bradford, one church has dealt with urban regeneration, far right demonstrations, sanctuary seekers, guerrilla gardening and a host of other issues. It links local and global contexts and throws a challenge to all people of faith to work with their neighbours to build fairer and more just communities.
Many of those connected with this church have been arrested over the last 5 years, especially campaigning against the war in Iraq/Afghanistan and Britains nuclear weapons industry. It is at times funny (the pillow fight with zombies at Aldermaston Nuclear Base!) devastating (the deportation of asylum families) and uplifting (with many inspiring stories and projects such as the Street Angels project to reduce violence in city centres)
I hope it helps to restore the significance of liberation theology, and rebuilds confidence to tackle the big issues of our day.