Politics and faith: fragments

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Life at the moment is dominated by strike action I’m taking at work. Read about (and, if you can, support) our dispute here. This inevitably raises for me  the issue of conflict – how do those of us who sign up to a gospel full of the language of peace and unity reconcile this with the reality that, in a situation like this, someone like me is committed to fighting, and to winning, against a management that are, in respect of this at least, my enemies. At the risk of becoming a McCabe-distribution agent, his The Class Struggle and Christian Love remains the best thing written directly on this. I looked at similar issues from an intra-ecclesial perspective some time back.

Also on the subject of Christianity and politics, there’s a nice piece currently up on the Morning Star website on the Christian heritage and socialism. (Anyone familiar with the internal divisions of the left will realise that it takes a lot for me to recommend something from the Morning Star, but this really is worth a look!)

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One thought on “Politics and faith: fragments

  1. I’m on strike as well; I suspect in the same dispute, the UCU pensions campaign. I also read McCabe and have been very inspired by his writing. By the way, Martin Luther King, jr. used to talk about ‘opponents’ in specific struggles, rather than ‘enemies’; that might be a helpful way of thinking about the issues.

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