RHM Update: October 5, 2021

Recommended Reading for October

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love

by Valarie Kaur

An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.

Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

“In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love

How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves? Valarie Kaur—renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer—describes revolutionary love as the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves. It enjoins us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are part of me I do not yet know. Starting from that place of wonder, the world begins to change: It is a practice that can transform a relationship, a community, a culture, even a nation.

Kaur takes readers through her own riveting journey—as a brown girl growing up in California farmland finding her place in the world; as a young adult galvanized by the murders of Sikhs after 9/11; as a law student fighting injustices in American prisons and on Guantánamo Bay; as an activist working with communities recovering from xenophobic attacks; and as a woman trying to heal from her own experiences with police violence and sexual assault. Drawing from the wisdom of sages, scientists, and activists, Kaur reclaims love as an active, public, and revolutionary force that creates new possibilities for ourselves, our communities, and our world. See No Stranger helps us imagine new ways of being with each other—and with ourselves—so that together we can begin to build the world we want to see.


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Recent Social Jesus Blog Posts on Patheos

Articles posted each week at https://www.patheos.com/blogs/socialjesus/


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Jesus, Patriarchy, and the Wellbeing of Women (Part 1 of 3)

Christians today do a great deal of harm by shallowly thinking Jesus was against all divorce, especially divorce as practiced in our society, rather than being opposed to a specific kind of divorce practiced in his society.


Jesus, Patriarchy, and the Wellbeing of Women (Part 2 of 3)

Where we read of the creation of day and night: not a hard binary but two ends of spectrum that can produce beautiful sunrises, sunsets, dawns, evenings, and twilights. These states are neither day nor night alone but somewhere on a spectrum between.


Jesus, Patriarchy, and the Wellbeing of Women (Part 3 of 3)

It’s not just okay but it’s actually right for us to be angry when we see vulnerable people and communities being harmed.



Social Justice, Jesus and Hell (Part 1 of 3)

“There is an alternative, especially for those attracted to the ethical teachings of Jesus but who rightly have no tolerance for the evangelical Christian belief in a literal, eternally burning hell.”


Social Justice, Jesus and Hell (Part 2 of 3)

“The language that the gospels used here would not have conjured a vision of post-mortem, eternal torment for the original Jewish audience.”


Social Justice, Jesus and Hell (Part 3 of 3)

“Something is good, remember, based on the kind of fruit it produces, whether it is life-giving or death-dealing. And that fruit is either enough of an argument in its favor, or a sign of something it’s time for us to leave behind.”






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A Shared Table 2021

Next Month!

November 2021 has been chosen this year for our 3rd annual Shared Table fundraising event for Renewed Heart Ministries!

We are so excited to be able to be offering this opportunity once again after having to cancel this event last year due to the pandemic.

We’ll be posting each week beginning November 1st.

Go to renewedheartministries.com on November 1st to find out how you, too, can participate in supporting RHM’s ongoing work and ministry.


Upcoming Events

NOVEMBER 20, 2021
Good News Fellowship
(via Zoom)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
DECEMBER 18, 2021
Good News Fellowship
(via Zoom)
Toronto, Ontario Canada


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Weekly Zoom HeartGroup on Wednesday Nights

Each Wednesday evening, Glendale City Church will be hosting a Zoom-HeartGroup led by Herb Montgomery.  Our discussion each week will focus on the content in Renewed Heart Ministries’ weekly eSight articles and the Jesus For Everyone podcast published each Friday.  The time of each Zoom session will be on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Pacific/10:00 p.m. Eastern.

For more information and for the link to participate each week, contact RHM here.




Renewed Heart Ministries needs your support to continue impacting lives and working for change.

Intersections between faith,
love, compassion, and justice are needed today more than ever.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Renewed Heart Ministries today.

To do so online click “Donate.” Or if you prefer to make a donation by mail,
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Renewed Heart Ministries
PO Box 1211
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And to those of you out there who are already supporting this ministry, I want to say thank you. We continue being a voice for change because of your support.


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