Tag: Racism

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    “We need to grow in understanding. We haven’t listened to the young people, churches included, and so when I say “listen” I really mean listen to the stories of the young people,” says Lisa Sharon Harper of the Christian social action group Sojourners, “because they are ones bearing the brunt of most of the crisis we’re experiencing.” More

    December 12, 2014 | Comments

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    Days after 9/11, Rais Bhuiyan was shot in the head by Mark Stroman in a hate crime targeted at Arabs. Bhuiyan survived the attack, and Stroman was sentenced to death, but Bhuiyan felt compelled to not let the story end there. “I need to forgive him in public and do something to save the life,” says Bhuiyan, “because if Mark Stroman was given the chance I had in my childhood, he would have become a different person. More

    September 5, 2014 | Comments

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    “I’m particularly concerned when I see white people and African-American people not having conversations with one another about what’s happening in Ferguson,” says Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. “I think that needs to change in our own congregational life, when we have congregations where reconciliation is modeled within the pews of the church.” More

    August 22, 2014 | Comments

  • Wounded-Priest-FEAT

    “The greatest passport I have personally to work across the world is what I’ve lost,” says Father Michael Lapsley, who lost both hands in an assassination attempt. “When people see me, they know I’ve suffered loss, and even though their loss may be very different, they’re still able to identify.” More

    July 11, 2014 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from our interview with Yolanda Pierce, associate professor of African-American religion and literature at Princeton Theological Seminary, as she talks about the new movie “12 Years a Slave” and about Christianity and slavery in America. More

    October 18, 2013 | Comments

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    “If four little girls dressed in white for Sunday school can be blown to pieces because of hatred, everyone has to stop and think, where are we going as a society?” More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “Sixteenth Street Church had unwillingly come into the civil rights movement and was quick to exit the movement—and yet in many ways it becomes the symbol of the movement in Birmingham—so much so that following the dynamite blast, many of its members leave.” More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    Recent events such as the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent trial of George Zimmerman have highlighted racial divides that still exist in the U.S. 50 years after the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In the wake of the shooting, local black and white pastors in Sanford, Florida are taking a hard look at what more they can do to promote dialogue, understanding, and racial reconciliation. More

    August 23, 2013 | Comments

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    When Sikhs began to restore their gurdwara in Oak Creek, “I saw the spirit of chardi kala, everlasting hope and optimism, in the community,” recalls activist Valarie Kaur. More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “In more than 100 years of living and working in this country it was the first time the Sikh community entered national attention. It was the first time we stood in the national spotlight. It took a butchering for it to happen but it was a moment when the kind of love and support that was expressed was something that made Sikhs feel like they too were seen as fellow Americans.” More

    July 26, 2013 | Comments

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