Tag: Trayvon Martin

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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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    “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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    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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    People of faith, black and white, need to be involved in resolving conflict through means that are other than violent, says Harold Dean Trulear, who teaches applied theology at Howard University School of Divinity. More

    April 13, 2012 | Comments

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    Watch more of our discussion in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case about racial disparities in American society, religious ideas on human dignity, and revenge versus justice in contemporary culture. More

    April 13, 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