Educators Deserve Thanks for Thankless Work

Educators Deserve Thanks for Thankless Work

There is not a demographic on the planet that has been unaffected by COVID-19. With summer fast approaching, I want to focus on educators, administrators and support staff who have had to balance stress, fatigue, learning-curve and anxieties – all with a chipper smile...
Culture-War Loyalists Take Aim at Latest Battle

Culture-War Loyalists Take Aim at Latest Battle

A “culture war” seems to be more reflective of a perspective than a crusade on a particular issue. Like the familiar church faction whose agenda is disruption and obstruction, the “cause” seems to be secondary to the need to find an issue that can serve as a basis for...
What Christmas Means to 9-Year-Old from Guatemala

What Christmas Means to 9-Year-Old from Guatemala

A meaningful moment happened at lunch recently. They often do in elementary school cafeterias. We elementary school teachers eat lunch with our students. As we sit and eat our meat and three vegetables with them, we become listeners instead of talkers, we become...
Look Back | Resegregating America’s Schools

Look Back | Resegregating America’s Schools

Editor’s note: This article first appeared on Jan. 4, 2006. De La Torre was director of the Justice & Peace Institute and associate professor of social ethics at Iliff School of Theology in Denver at the time of publication. It is republished today on the 65th...

How Religion, Public Schools Ensure Our Freedom

Jesus understood that freedom and truth go hand in hand. In John 8:31-32, Jesus taught his disciples that the “truth will set you free.” Where there is no truth, there is no freedom. And this is true “on earth as it is in heaven.” On earth, the...