In March 2011, House Bill 87, Georgia’s cruel anti-immigrant law was passed by the House and Senate. As the third annual Holy Week Pilgrimage for Immigrants began, the media’s attention was on Georgia and many immigrants, allies, and persons of faith were praying Governor Deal would veto this scapegoating piece of legislation. As is tradition, [...]
This speech was given as part of the Catholic Charities’ Good Friday Pilgrimage. This pilgrimage is an urban stations of the cross and Anton’s speech was the 13th Station, “Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross.” (Special thanks to Jorge Lawton for the phenomenal interpretation.)
500 pilgrims… 8 miles… Footwashing service with 12 immigrants’ feet washed by 12 U.S. citizens… Three of the immigrants whose feet were washed were wearing monitoring anklets due to deportation proceedings. This sight is still difficult for me to comprehend. To see the hands of the privileged, submitting in imitation of the call to mutual [...]
Why did Mary’s mother weep? Because they are not breaking the law, our laws are breaking the spirits of our brothers and sisters who are simply here without legal authorization.
…Gainesville, Georgia Somethin’s brewin’ in Gainesville, wonder what it could be? Somethin’s doin’ in Gainesville, come on down and see. (From The Cotton Patch Gospel) The wonderful musical, The Cotton Patch Gospel, is a classic example of contextualized theology. What was brewin’in Gainesville is that the theologian-in-overalls, Clarence Jordan, dared to visualize for us what life may [...]