Supporters of the First Nations led "Idle No More" movement.
Ecology

Indigenous Stewardship and the Death Rattle of White Supremacy

Native peoples in the Americas understand the universe as alive and sentient. All phenomena in it are understood to be a distinct expression of life force, or spirit. Since all persons – human and other-than-human – such as plants, animals, rivers, winds, and mountains are expressions of spirit, they are understood to be interconnected and contingent.

The Coloniality of Wilderness

I am interested in exploring and critiquing the discursive implications of designating this area as wilderness, given the history of this idea and its role in dispossessing Indigenous communities.

Racist Men, Complicit Women, and Prejudiced Children

Mothers like Hagar who bear the weight of racism in the wilderness (Genesis 21:14) are always on the verge of losing their children—inferiorized by racist prejudice. These mothers’ voices are crying out, “Do not let me look on the death of the child” (Genesis 21:16).

CFP – Political Theology & Incarceration / Black Thought / Settler Colonialism

The journal Political Theology announces calls for papers for three special issues on (1) Incarceration, (2) Black Thought, and (3) Settler Colonialism

Discussion Group: Joshua Clover’s Riot. Strike. Riot.

The Political Theology Network is hosting a virtual discussion group on the themes of riot, strike, and uprising.

New Book Series: Transforming Political Theologies

Announcing a new book series “Transforming Political Theologies” published by Routledge.

Environmental degradation in Nigeria caused by exploitation of crude oil.
Ecology

Environmental Justice and Settler Colonialism: A Political Theology of Climate Change

These questions of environmental justice become even more urgent in the face of our current crisis, as we see the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on the same communities who suffer the most from other environmental harms.

Genealogy in the Present

A search for origins is also always a search for meaning. In a time of political crisis such as ours, when origin narratives are especially tempting, fresh reminders of their limitations and violent potential are welcome.

Pandemic, Pandemonium, and Public Health: Reflections on COVID-19

This second “flash” symposium seeks to continue our discussion on COVID-19, but from a broader, public angle.