Abrahamic Minorities

by Mark Chmiel

Help men and women of good will—
from every land and color and language and religion—
to bring liberating moral pressure to bear
on authorities
and awaken their consciences
so that they will help the human race
to be freed from the shame of the subhuman beings
whom wretchedness produces,
and from the shame of the superhuman
who are begotten of excessive prosperity and luxury.

— Dom Helder Camara, Hoping against All Hope

 

Dom Helder Camara

Dom Helder Camara; Brazil; 1987; photo by Mev

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