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Bill Walker: Globalization, Violence, and Salvation in the Drug War

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The most important thing I can tell you about Bill Walker is that he simultaneously a brilliant scholar, a wonderful human, and a dear friend. We became friends while doing our PhDs and he currently serves as the Director of Vocation at Christ Church of Austin. He also teaches Christians ethics in the Business School at Baylor and theology as an adjunct professor at Truett Seminary. A Theology of the Drug War is a political and theological reflection on the violence and injustice that has taken place in Mexico and Central America since 2006 as a result of the drug war. In order to understand and respond to this conflict in the age of globalization, William A. Walker III combines the work of philosopher Enrique Dussel and theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar to develop a theology of the drug war that transcends both a Eurocentric conception of the world and a merely political account of salvation. Walker also highlights examples of Christian and church-based approaches to practicing neighborliness and resistance to drug trade-related violence, challenging both Christians and non-Christians to participate in the creation of a more just and merciful society. Publisher info here. Bill mentioned a number of organizations in the podcast. Below are some links to check them out. http://Semillascommunity.org http://Fianzafund.org https://ciudadnueva.org HOME

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