Topic: Race

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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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    “We are trying to convey to the folks that the right to vote is a civic sacrament, and the voting booth is in fact the altar of our democracy. And for us to allow voter disenfranchisement and suppression to go on is a desecration of both,” says NAACP president Cornell Brooks, who led the America’s Journey for Justice march to Washington, D.C. More

    September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “They have created an environment that doesn’t look out for the welfare of the people, but looks out for the welfare of the company,” says retired Army General Russel Honore, who is mobilizing an alliance of civic, community, and environmental groups in Louisiana called The Green Army. More

    August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “I’ve been a Buddhist for a number of years, and I chant every day, and one of the things that I strongly believe in is that moment of silence, of reflection, for everybody to sit down and be still for a second.” More

    August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    The US has more people in prison than any other country in the world, but UC Berkeley public policy professor Steven Raphael suggests that “instead of spending so much money on incarcerating very old inmates we could use that money to hire more police, have anti-violence interventions for youth, and be more proactive about having a society that is less violent and generates more productive citizens.” More

    August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “When we make a mistake, we want a little grace, we want a little room to be forgiven, and that’s what everybody wants. If you tell a lie, you’re not just a liar. If you take something that doesn’t belong to you, you’re not just a thief. And even if you kill someone, you’re not just a killer. That idea has to have resonance in a just society that’s going to be both compassionate and just.” More

    August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    Faith communities, observes Howard University School of Divinity applied theology professor Harold Dean Trulear, are “founded on forgiveness.” Together the Charleston church shooting and the Confederate flag debate have “uncovered the depth of racism in our country and the ways our nation still remains deeply divided. But it also uncovered some real people of good will…Now we’re working very hard to try to do some healing.” More

    July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “It took many parts of very many communities to make peace in Baltimore,” says Eugene Sutton, Episcopal Bishop of Maryland. “Religious leaders from all over the city—Christian mainly, Muslim and Jewish leaders—got out on the streets and congregations and really proclaimed a message of hope and of nonviolence and peace. City officials did the same.” More

    May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

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    “Hatred doesn’t always have to be passed on from generation to generation,” says New York filmmaker Menachem Daum. “Perhaps no one is more qualified to set such an example than Poles and Jews.” More

    April 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

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