Jesus Radicals Conference: August 15-16

Written by Mark Van Steenwyk : May 2, 2008

From the Jesus Radicals website:

As election fever rises throughout the United States and the contest for the White House becomes more fierce, the masses will clamor for a new Commander in Chief to assume the seat of American power. This year, it seems as if the game has changed as a female candidate appears to fulfill feminist dreams and a viable Black candidate raises hopes for Black freedom and signals the weakening of racism. But is this really the case? For those who follow the One who confronted the powers and embrace the One who came as a Suffering Servant, these changes are not enough to leave this political system unchallenged. For those who envision an egalitarian world in which order and organization do not rely on the ever-present threat of state violence, bowing before the ballot box will not be an option.

Join us for this year’s Anarchism and Christianity conference as we explore alternatives to mainstream approaches to key issues raised in the current election, dream beyond the political options of our present system and imagine the other world we want to create. Get detailed session and housing info, and register to attend.

Yours truly (Mark Van Steenwyk) will be one of the presenters. I’m going to be leading a session on the relationship between the church and nation-state from a “Christarchist” perpective. The conference will be in Columbus, Ohio.

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