Tag: slavery

  • Yazidis-seek-help-in-dc-FEAT

    A delegation of top Yazidi spiritual leaders is seeking help for their ancient religious minority in Iraq, which has been particularly targeted by ISIS. “We became victims of one of the largest…atrocities of the modern world,” says Yazidi human rights advocate Murad Ismael. More

    October 31, 2014 | Comments

  • Vietnam-Trafficking-v1-FEAT

    Vietnamese women and children from rural villages are regularly targeted for labor and sex trafficking. They are often lured with opportunities for work in China, and then sold as wives, prostitutes, or forced labor. “We were told that if we didn’t agree to be wives, we would be sold into brothels,” says one victim who managed to escape. More

    June 20, 2014 | Comments

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    The recent reconciliation service in New Orleans was “about acknowledging what has taken place in history, apologizing for that, and seeking ways to see our neighbor in a different light,” says Bishop Morris Thompson of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

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    A movie based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free man who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery, portrays the complex relationships between slaves, slaveowners, abolitionists, and religion. More

    October 18, 2013 | Comments

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    “It’s about remembering and never forgetting and understanding from the past and embracing your past in order to go forward into the future.” More

    October 18, 2013 | 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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    Generations of African slaves found a powerful way of singing through suffering in spirituals that were rooted in biblical stories and images. More

    May 4, 2012 | Comments

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    Voodoo recognizes an invisible world of great spiritual power, according to Sallie Ann Glassman, a Voodoo priestess, community organizer, and founder of the New Orleans Healing Center. More

    May 27, 2011 | Comments

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    “The idea that it’s possible to move from slavery to freedom and from darkness to light and from despair to hope—that is the greatest Jewish story every told.” More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    “That old singing, that old praying which I love so much—that is the great strength of my being, of my writing,” says the author of “A Lesson before Dying” and many other critically acclaimed books. More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments

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