Mark Y. A. Davies

From Fundamentalism To Fascism
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From Fundamentalism To Fascism

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES Religion possesses immense power to renew the human spirit or to imprison it. I was a fundamentalist Christian from about age 14 to age 19. The church was my most important community of my teenage years, and the people there made me feel welcomed, loved, and important. Though I do remember…

The Trump ‘University’ Of Healthcare Insurance Systems
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The Trump ‘University’ Of Healthcare Insurance Systems

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES In his desperation to erase any progress made by President Obama and to please his religious base, Trump has now declared that he will no longer enforce the Affordable Care Act mandate that requires employer based healthcare insurance to include free birth control. Under Trump’s new rules, both non-profit organizations and…

Who Will Protect The Environment From The EPA Director?
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Who Will Protect The Environment From The EPA Director?

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES People make mistakes. Institutions make mistakes. Government makes mistakes. Mistakes can be forgiven, especially when there is admission of the mistake, a sincere regret for the mistake, and desire and commitment to correct the mistake and make sure it does not happen again. As fallible human beings, mistakes are an unavoidable…

Declaring Independence From Religious Nationalism
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Declaring Independence From Religious Nationalism

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES As I spend Independence Day weekend in New York City, I have been reminded of the tremendous diversity of our nation in what may well be the most diverse and international city in the world. I am reminded especially of our religious diversity as I walk down the streets of Manhattan…

These Three Things For Oklahoma
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These Three Things For Oklahoma

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES In conversation with hundreds of Oklahomans over the past couple of years and after years of analysis concerning systemic change in the Oklahoma context, I am convinced that Oklahoma needs three things to happen before we will be able to begin digging ourselves out of our current crisis, and these things…

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