To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Mark Y. A. Davies

Mark Y.A. Davies is the Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics and director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility at Oklahoma City University. Click for more of his essays. OneWorldHouse.net

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Protecting Universities From Their Presidents

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES No university that values academic integrity and academic freedom should ever allow its sitting president to serve as a paid director...

More Than Human Survival

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES I often hear sincere climate justice activists say that since it is likely that life on earth will find a way...

My Generation Deserves To Feel Uncomfortable About Climate Crisis

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES For all the people of my generation who want to blame Greta Thunberg for creating eco-anxiety in young people, the real...

Oklahoma’s Climate Of Complicity

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES When it comes to the climate crisis, Oklahoma has one of the highest percentages of people who deny the reality of...

What’s In A Name?

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES What’s in a name? The word “Christian” has lost almost all of its positive meaning for me. It used to mean something...

Yes, We Should Be Talking About Greenland

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES There are many important and urgent reasons we should be focused on Greenland. Greenland is melting. Greenland’s melting will increase sea...

Trump’s Dependency On Racism

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES There seems to be at least three forms of racism that are fueling Trump’s current hold on power: First, you have the...

‘Illegals’

Editor’s Note: This essay was written before the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES Since the unwelcome arrival of Europeans, American...

Where We Belong

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES Before Nazis started killing Jewish persons, they used to say things like “Juden Raus” and “Auf nach Palästina!” The translations are...