Alex Mikulich is an anti-racist Roman Catholic social ethicist and activist.
Rather than insisting on our innocence, living the Gospel is the art of creating the politically impossible following the lead of black and brown peoples past and present.
We can maintain the death wish of the dominant economic system or we can work together to shape a world where all forms of life may thrive.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged to "drain the swamp" of Washington. Yet swamps are integral to a good ecosystem. The fragility both of swamps and good governance demand our constant care.
As the nation votes today, our entire way of life is killing us and the planet. We need a whole new way of thinking about faithful citizenship that is directed towards renewing the face of the Earth.