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Clergy urged to heal Hawaiian rift

Fixing racial injustice is key, a South African theologian contends

By Pat Gee

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 22, 2013

~~<p>South African activist and theologian Allan A. Boesak urged a group of ecumenical church leaders this week to be more outspoken against inequities between the rich and poor, with particular remarks about reconciliation efforts toward Native Hawaiians.</p>
<p>&quot;You can be a lot more bold than I think you are&quot; in redressing the disadvantages Hawaiians have suffered since the overthrow of the monarchy, Boesak said. He also reminded them that Jesus Christ was a &quot;radical reconciler&quot; who confronted the powerful elite of society to obtain justice.</p>
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South African activist and theologian Allan A. Boesak urged a group of ecumenical church leaders this week to be more outspoken against inequities between the rich and poor, with particular remarks about reconciliation efforts toward Native Hawaiians.

"You can be a lot more bold than I think you are" in redressing the disadvantages Hawaiians have suffered since the overthrow of the monarchy, Boesak said. He also reminded them that Jesus Christ was a "radical reconciler" who confronted the powerful elite of society to obtain justice. Login for more...



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