Because we value the sort of intellectual exploration, reading, and conversation that gives way to holy and faith-filled living, we offer a very brief list of some of the books and thinkers that have shaped our thoughts and actions in recent years:
Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation
Will Campbell, Brother to a Dragonfly
Martin Luther King, Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of MLK, Jr.
William Stringfellow, An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land
James Cone, God of the Oppressed; The Cross and the Lynching Tree; Martin & Malcolm & America
Delores Williams, Sisters in the Wilderness
Cornel West, Prophesy Deliverance!
Gustavo Gutierrez, A Theology of Liberation
Mark Lewis Taylor, The Theological and the Political
Angela Y. Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?; An Autobiography
Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
Michel Foucault, Discipline & Punish
Ada-María Isasi-Díaz, En la Lucha: Elaborating a Mujerista Theology
Dorothee Soelle, Suffering
Loïc Wacquant, Punishing the Poor