Category Archives: Religion

Student Peace Union

“Student Peace Union (SPU) was a nationwide student organization active on college campuses in the United States from 1959 to 1964. Its national headquarters were located near the campus of the University of Chicago. The SPU was founded by Ken … Continue reading

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Rudi Dutschke

“Alfred Willi Rudolf ‘Rudi’ Dutschke (German: [ˈʁuːdi ˈdʊtʃkə]; 7 March 1940 – 24 December 1979) was a prominent spokesperson of the German student movement of the 1960s. He advocated a ‘long march through the institutions of power’ to create radical … Continue reading

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The Theology of Consensus – L.A. Kauffman

Quakers Demonstrating Outside the White House “Consensus decision-making, a process in which groups come to agreement without voting, has been a central feature of direct action movements for nearly forty years, from the anti-nuclear movement of the 1970s to the … Continue reading

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The Priest Who Practiced Radical Direct Action: Father Daniel J. Berrigan By Bernardine Dohrn

“In 1970, we received a ‘Letter from the Underground’ from Father Daniel Berrigan, printed in the New York Review of Books. It was a note from a comrade, for Dan too was a ‘most wanted’ fugitive from the FBI and … Continue reading

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Mary Daly

“Mary Daly (October 16, 1928 – January 3, 2010) was an American radical feminist philosopher, academic, and theologian. Daly, who described herself as a ‘radical lesbian feminist’, taught at Jesuit-run Boston College for 33 years. Daly retired in 1999, after … Continue reading

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Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil rights ldr. Andrew Young (L) and others standing on balcony of Lorraine motel pointing in direction of assailant after assassination of civil rights ldr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who is lying at their feet. “Martin Luther King Jr., … Continue reading

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Clay v. United States

Muhammad Ali arriving at a Veterans Administration office in Louisville, Ky., in March 1966 to appeal his draft classification. “Clay v. United States, 403 U.S. 698 (1971), was Muhammad Ali‘s appeal of his conviction in 1967 for refusing to report … Continue reading

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