Bible Study for Progressives with Rich Procida

The Worker, the Immigrant, and the Refugee: The Good Samaritan in Contemporary Context (Luke 10:25-37)

July 11, 2016

Welcome to “Bible Study for Progressives,” a show where moderates, liberals and leftists of all faiths and ideologies come together to discuss scripture, spirituality and politics. On this show I will read from the Gospel of Luke the story of the Good Samaritan and then apply its lessons to the problems of the world. Along the way I will share with you some of my experience working in social justice advocacy. Our panel will add their views about that and about the tragedy in Dallas where 5 police officers were killed as well as the continuing murder of black people by police officers across the country.


The story of the Good Samaritan guides as we respond to yet another gun related tragedy. Though organizing can be difficult, and even impossible at times, it takes courage to fight back. Shootings and murders shouldn’t happen anywhere, and our protests should be places of nonviolence.  It’s up to us to get involved and keep the movement out of the hands of the haters, and it’s up to the leaders of our movements to disassociate from those who advocate violence.