Miguel De La Torre

Miguel De La Torre

Miguel De La Torre is professor of social ethics and Latino/a studies at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver and an ordained Baptist minister.

Who owns the land?

The idea that landowners have exclusive rights to do whatever they want with their property is a far cry from the land stewardship modeled in Scripture.

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Primum non nocere

“First do no harm,” a principle precept of medical ethics, hasn’t prevented medical experiments that exploit the poor.

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Suffer little children

The number of poor children is on the rise, but “family values” politicians continue to advocate policies that benefit the “1 percent.”

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Environmental racism afflicts US minorities

Persons of color much more likely to live in areas afflicted by pollution and other health hazards.

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Doing the gospel

Justice begins with the plight of the poor, the oppressed, the marginalized, the outcast and the disenfranchised.

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Say no to immigration bill

The Senate’s bipartisan immigration bill ensures that thousands will continue to die unnecessary deaths in America’s Southwest desert.

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The illogical politics of abortion

Poor women are collateral damage in a war that anti-abortion activists launched against Planned Parenthood.

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May God deny you peace

A charge delivered June 5 to the 2013 graduating class at Iliff School of Theology.

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Shaming women into silence

The early church provided equality to women for church leadership, only to have -- within a short time -- the gospel message distorted to justify women’s subordination to men.

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Evading their fair share

How some corporations and the rich use loop holes and other tricks to get out of their tax obligation to the nation.

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