Dr. Obery Hendricks

Obery Hendricks, Jr.

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Conservatism

The Moral Failure of the Ryan Budget

In this election year, our country is facing many choices about leaders and approaches to governing that will have a profound effect on future policies. In an era of increasingly partisan politics, routine measures like developing the annual federal budget have become highly politicized. Ultimately, governmental budgets are moral documents that reflect the values, priorities, …

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The Right-Wing, the Bible and the November Elections

We are living in insane times. Like purveyors of a bad Orwellian joke, right-wing politicians and figures on the religious right too numerous to count have hijacked the meanings of justice and equity and, with cynical self-righteousness, have perverted them into something the biblical writers themselves would scarcely recognize. The Old Testament and the Gospel …

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A Response to Justice Scalia on the Voting Rights Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO5NbUtYXLQ&feature=youtu.be Skepticism from conservative members of the Supreme Court, which is hearing a challenge to the Voting Rights Act, suggested the provision could be in danger. Obery Hendricks, professor of biblical interpretation at New York Theological Seminary, addresses why the law is needed.

10 Questions for the Presidential Candidates at the Intersection of Faith and Social Justice

The values and mores of America’s faith traditions have long influenced our political and policy discourse. Faith leaders from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X to Jerry Falwell and James Dobson have helped to frame the debate on issues of the day. Particularly in presidential election cycles, candidates have frequently invoked …

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