CLICK ON: Luke 10.25-37. HATE GROUPS
Nov 1, 2017
Some of the increasingly large numbers of hate groups imply they are Christian organizations. It is frightening for it must be so. Just look at the numbers. If pastors don't speak up now, exactly what good are we to our society, our faith, our members?
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Although this text is not in our current lectionary, perhaps it could be used or adapted.
Luke 10:25-37 The Good Samaritan
Hatred between Jews and Samaritans.
Jesus teaches love of neighbor as the greatest law for Christians. See the text listing.
Eighty-three percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians. Most of the rest, 13 percent, have no religion. That leaves just 4 percent as adherents of all non-Christian religions combined — Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and a smattering of individual religious groups.
892 Hate groups operating in the United States with a map. Am trying to locate a current survey.
Number of hate groups rose by 14% in 2015
The growth and proliferation of anti government and racist groups…killings, etc.
List of hate groups around the world (incomplete)
List of anti-racist groups in Australia
46 anti-racist groups in the U.S.
What is the meaning of the parable of the Good Samaritan?