Verbum Incarnatum: An Academic Journal of Social Justice


Considered different, (less than human?) - Some are hated for what they are - for what they have been changed into, and believed to be. Others oppressed for what they symbolize - discriminated against for what they remind people of. Many are excluded because their wants are the same as other persons’. Many others are not listened to; made voiceless and even invisible, resilient, they stay. All humans have the same needs – biological, psychological, social, and spiritual. Nobody is asking for preferential treatments - We do not present impossible choices. All we are saying is – in relating to who appears to be unlike you, Seize the opportunity diversity offers; learn more about self, others and our world, Collaborate with others - so all become increasingly more human. (FMB, San Antonio, December 2008)