Posts Tagged ‘prophet’

Four ways to tell a prophet from a political puppet

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

In the streets of Washington, D.C., we have seen religion used as a political prop and we have seen it exercise its prophetic voice. On June 1, President Donald Trump infamously had the street in front of the White House cleared of protesters so he could use St. John’s Episcopal Church on Lafayette Square as Read more

Public exhibition of Te Kooti Ārikirangi Te Turuki manuscripts

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Some of the original documents of the Ringatū religion Te Kooti Ārikirangi Te Turuki founded more than 150 years ago are being shown in an exhibition. Te Taniwha: The Manuscript of Ārikirangi are on display at Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Pātaka Toi Adam Art Gallery. They were given by the prophet to Richard Niania’s great-great-grandfather Read more

St Patrick: A prophet for global justice

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

St Patrick is one of a handful of Christian saints, along with Mary, Valentine and Francis, that is celebrated in popular culture. His feast day is commemorated with supermarket meat sales, green rivers, green beer, and (my favourite) parades. But who was the real St Patrick? Most people know that the missionary Patrick (Patricius or Pádraig) Read more