Topic: Race

  • Feat

    “Sometimes the pain that’s resident in the community—it can be overwhelming,” says Rev. David Watkins III, pastor of Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood. “However, part of the hope of the gospel is that even in the midst of despair, you always have a way out…This community should be better off because as a church we are in it.” More

    March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • FEAT-Full-Ep

    A lawsuit alleges that some private yeshivas run by Hasidic Jewish sects are not complying with New York state law by not teaching English, math, and science; an activist, pastor, and preacher says white and black churches must cross the bridge to a new America now; and a church in Baltimore runs a boxing gym as part of its ministry and neighborhood outreach. More

    January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • FEAT-Wallis

    “America’s original sin—it isn’t just slavery,” says author, activist, and Sojourners editor Jim Wallis. “It’s the kind of racism we created to justify the use of black people as chattel and property to build this nation, to say from the beginning that black lives matter less than white lives, and that sin is still with us.” More

    January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • FINALL

    “American exceptionalism, which I’ve been critical of for years, could be made true if we become a majority of minorities who learn to live together justly, and fairly, and respectfully,” says author and activist Jim Wallis.
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    January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

  • Racial diversity is only “one factor among many” in admissions decisions, according to the University of Texas vice president for diversity. But if the Supreme Court decides to abandon racial preferences, what will become of the pursuit of racial justice in education? More

    December 4, 2015 | Comments (1)

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    “I didn’t come out of the church. I don’t have an intuitive understanding of what religion gives to people. I just don’t. I didn’t really grow up in a Christian household,” says the author of Between the World and Me. “I’m very distanced from that. For both good and ill, it probably marks my writing.” More

    November 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “Native spirituality is taking deeper roots within the hearts of Christian people,” says Sister Kateri Mitchell, a member of Mohawk Nation and the Sisters of St. Anne who directs the annual National Tekakwitha Conference for Native American Catholics. More

    November 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “We have to make sure that our men and women who are coming out of prison have welcoming and affirming communities to come to, where they can be judged by the content of their character and not one mistake that they made in their past,” says Bishop Darren Ferguson, a former inmate and now pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Far Rockaway, New York. More

    November 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “What the court says about jury selection, and what it says about the reasons that prosecutors have to give for striking people of color from juries, that’s going to affect every case from now on,” says Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights. More

    October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    The work of the Episcopal Church, says its new presiding bishop, is “to find ways to be a bridge community that brings differing people together under the rubric of love.” (Curry is being installed as the new presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church at a service on Sunday, November 1, at Washington National Cathedral.) More

    October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

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