Tag: Racism

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    “I think at the core of the anger, the root of it was sadness. The verdict really said to young African American males that you don’t matter and so that sadness and that continued rejection by society then led to the anger that then led to some of the behavior we saw in the communities,” says Rev. Romal Tune, founder of Faith for Change. More

    July 19, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch an extended interview with Freeman Hrabowski, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who in 1963 was one of many children who was placed in jail for marching in Birmingham. More

    April 26, 2013 | Comments

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    “I marvel at people’s ability to not only live through what they experienced, but not to become consumed by hatred…they recognized that even in the midst of evil, God was still with them.” More

    January 18, 2013 | Comments

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    “The spirit of resilience is deep in the heart of the Sikh faith,” says Valarie Kaur, a Sikh woman from Auburn Seminary in New York. “Sikhs have died for their turbans, died for their faith, but drawn from their faith to rise up again and not be afraid.” More

    August 10, 2012 | Comments

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    The nation’s largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, is expected to elect its first African-American president at its annual meeting this June in New Orleans. His name is Fred Luter, and he says the SBC has “a heart for reaching people in difficult times.” More

    May 18, 2012 | Comments

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    “We’ve come a long way as a nation where there’s a racial issue, but we still have a long, long, long way to go,” says Rev. Fred Luter Jr., who is expected to become the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention. More

    April 11, 2012 | Comments

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    The Southern Baptists try to broaden their appeal, the Catholic Bishops maintain their sex abuse policy, and the White House defends the US military mission in Libya. More

    June 17, 2011 | Comments

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    Sixteen years after a mostly peaceful transition and elections that brought Nelson Mandela to power, the verdict on South Africa is decidedly mixed. More

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

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    We’re segregated in housing. The job market is segregated, and we end up going to churches with people who look like us. Experts say US churches are ten times less diverse than the neighborhoods they sit in.

    July 31, 2009 | Comments

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    Read more of Lucky Severson’s interview about interracial churches with Rice University sociology professor Michael Emerson.

    July 31, 2009 | Comments

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