This month we continue our series of “Profiles in Resistance”, exploring stories of people of faith standing up against injustice. At times the news of oppressive policies in government that hurt the poor, the disenfranchised, and minorities can cause us to balk. But our various faith traditions here in the south-land are full of examples of those who have faced just such injustice square in the eye before, speaking truth to power, and successfully fighting to change the status quo.
In this month’s podcast, we interview Chuck Fager, Quaker activist and author, about his own experience working against injustice with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s actions in Selma as well as his work through the Quaker House of Fayetteville. He also highlights examples of people from Quaker history who have modeled the commitment to standing for justice and peace, resisting injustice in their day, suggesting some perspectives they can give in our contemporary work for justice in the south and small town America.
One of Chuck’s current passions is the Snow Camp Outdoor Drama, which shares just such stories of faithful resistance in a family oriented outdoor setting, just a drive outside of the Triangle. Since his interview the Outdoor Drama has encountered some financial struggles. To support the Snow Camp Historical Drama Society, go online to snowcampoutdoortheatre.com and click on the Donate link. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be made online or by mail to Snow Camp Historical Drama Society, P.O. Box 535, Snow Camp, NC 27349. Also, you can find information at the same website about upcoming shows.
Click here to access this month’s podcast.