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Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony

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Best-selling New Society author of Uprooting Racism Launched the Christian Hegemony Project which consists of a website, workshops, blogs and articles Living in the Shadow of the Cross examines the influence of our dominant Christian worldview in shaping everything from personal behavior to foreign policy While addressing a complicated and difficult subject, the book is accessible, clear and compelling Living in the Shadow of the Cross fills the gap left by other book on Christianity by examining the pervasive influence of our dominant religious framework Discusses tough topics like the use of the Christian faith by religious leaders to sanction participation in colonialism, slavery and genocide Encourages people to come together to resist domination and build communities of justice and peace Paul has been working as an educator, activist and author on the topics of violence prevention, oppression and social justice for 45 years. The book reveals the ongoing impact of dominant Western Christianity on our beliefs, ehaviors and public policy, and guides us to strategies of resistance

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