Tuesday 8 March 2011

The Victor Jara Liberation Theology Library

I'm scoffing pancakes tonight, and the blogging fast begins tomorrow! One of the things I hope to do is read something theological - and where better to begin than a book from the Victor Jara Liberation Library!

This Library is described in my book, named after the Chilean musician and activist killed by Pinochet in 1973. It hosts 2500 books from faith radicals, mostly from the global south. Currently I am reading the story of the murder of Bishop Girardi in Guatemala in 1997, after he produced an influential report on the human rights abuses of his government.

The library has some stunning, hard to find classics, and is well worth delving into. Come and borrow a book (we're at Desmond Tutu House) and have a good and meaningful read over Lent.


  1. Don't suppose you've got "Going Rogue" by Sarah Palin on the shelves by any chance?


  2. Yeah, it's in the section 'Right Wing Christian Leaders who can hardly string a comprehensible sentence together'. Its in between books by authors 'George Bush' and 'Ronald Reagan'

  3. Careful ... your intellectual & political snobbery is almost showing!

    I guess if they were left wing they'd be lauded as disadvantaged heroes, succeeding against the odd; and being critical of them would be racist or classist or hateful or something.

    Still, bet the "'Right Wing Christian Leaders who can hardly string a comprehensible sentence together" section is larger than the "Left Wing Leaders of any religion who've actually managed to get re-elected" section

    Can you also reserve my copy of "Godless: The Church of Liberalism" by Ann Coulter whist you're at it.