Category Archives: Religion

“Message to the Grass Roots” – Malcolm X (Nov. 10, 1962)

“‘Message to the Grass Roots’ is a public speech delivered by human rights activist Malcolm X. The speech was delivered on November 10, 1963, at the Northern Negro Grass Roots Leadership Conference, which was held at King Solomon Baptist Church … Continue reading

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“More popular than Jesus”

“‘More popular than Jesus‘ was part of a longer remark made by the Beatles‘ John Lennon during a 1966 interview, in which he argued that Christianity would end, possibly before rock music. His opinions drew no controversy when originally published … Continue reading

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Cafe church

‘Cafe in the Crypt’ of St Martin-in-the-Fields “A cafe church is a Christian church centered in cafés. These edifices are associated with alternative worship and the emerging church movements, and seek to find new forms and approaches to existing as … Continue reading

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From Garbage Offensives to Occupying Churches, Actions of the Young Lords Continue to Inspire

“We look back at the Young Lords, a radical group founded by Puerto Ricans modeled on the Black Panther Party. In late July 1969, the group staged their first action in an effort to force the City of New York … Continue reading

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Andrei Rublev – Andrei Tarkovsky (1966)

“Andrei Rublev (Russian: Андрей Рублёв) is a 1966 Soviet biographical historical drama film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky and co-written with Andrei Konchalovsky. The film is loosely based on the life of Andrei Rublev, the 15th-century Russian icon painter. The film … Continue reading

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Ingmar Bergman

Jörgen Lindström and Liv Ullmann – “Persona” “Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio. Considered to be among the most accomplished and influential filmmakers … Continue reading

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The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are – Alan Watt (1966)

“During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer Alan Watts began popularizing Eastern philosophy in the West, offering a wholly different perspective on inner wholeness in the age of anxiety and what it really means to live a life … Continue reading

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