What does the Bible say about the immigrant, the refugee, the asylum seeker, the stranger? Can we find some degree of compassion and respect for immigrants in the Bible that is often denied in recent times? Robert Lassalle-Klein, Professor of Religious Studies & Philosophy @ Holy Names University in Oakland, CA, speaks with the LMC about seeking guidance from the Bible during unprecedented times of racism & xenophobia.
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Camila Vergara on the Chilean people’s uprising against the countries neoliberal economic system that dates back the Pinochet dictatorship and how current president Sebastian Pinera is applying it today. Camila Vergara is a postdoctural research scholar @ the Columbia Law School in New York.
Following public outrage over IMF-sponsored austerity measures, the Ecuadorian people rose up in public outrage and managed to force the government of Lenin Moreno to reverse decision to cut gas subsidies. However, the LMC’s conversation with Andres Arauz suggest that the fight against the IMF in Ecuador has only just begun. Andres Arauz is a former Ecuadorian central bank official and a current PhD candidate in Financial Economics @ the National Autonomous University of Mexico. (UNAM)