Gods, Gays, and Guns

Religion and the Future of Democracy

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Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
  • St. Louis, MO: 
    Chalice Press
    , August
     2017.
     144 pages.
     $14.99.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780827212855.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Abbylynn Helgevold forthcoming.

Description

"Democracy and god have failed" captures the spirit of this provocative collection of essays. Arguing that the religion must be used for the expansion of democracy, Gods, Gays, and Guns takes up the topics of gay marriage, economic justice, and social movements. Written in Parisian cafes, London's ghettos, and the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake and post-Katrina New Orleans, Gods, Gays, and Guns is a spiritual tour-de-force, revealing a crisis of faith in religion and democracy. With an unflinching pen, Rev. Osagyefo Sekou challenges the reader to rethink the meaning of the role of religion in our global democracy.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou is an emerging leader in the new Civil Rights Movement and an acclaimed activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and musician. Sekou has studied at the New School, Union Theological Seminary, and Harvard University. He lectures widely, including at Princeton University, Harvard Divinity School, the University of Virginia, University of Paris IV - La Sorbonne, and Vanderbilt University. He is a former Professor of Preaching in the Graduate Theological Urban Studies Program at the Seminary Consortium of Urban Pastoral Education, Chicago. 

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