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Racial Justice

This story was originally published by Religion Unplugged. (ANALYSIS) I read a story a few weeks ago in the Free Press that had an intriguing title, “Latinos are flocking to evangelical Christianity.” The piece was an excerpt from a book called “Latinoland: A Portrait of America’s Largest and Least Understood Minority” by Marie Arana. The

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The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan organized a civil rights pilgrimage to Alabama, engaging 44 participants in visits to significant historical sites related to the civil rights movement. This initiative aimed to foster racial understanding among its members through firsthand experiences of America’s civil rights history, including visits to the 16th Street Baptist Church and the

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While most want immigration reform to secure the border, evangelicals also advocate for a path to citizenship for those already in the U.S. By Aaron Earls American evangelicals have complex perspectives on immigration and want a nuanced political response, but most want Congress to act soon. A Lifeway Research study sponsored by the Evangelical Immigration

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Randall Balmer, an Episcopal priest and historian, along with Jemar Tisby, a history professor and author, discussed white Christian nationalism during a webinar hosted by Faithful America. They highlighted how this ideology deviates from the teachings of Christ by prioritizing political power over prophetic witness. Balmer and Tisby emphasized the intertwined nature of white supremacy

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Originally published in The Conversation When historian Carter Woodson created “Negro History Week” in 1926, which became “Black History Month” in 1976, he sought not to just celebrate prominent Black historical figures but to transform how white America saw and valued all African Americans. However, many issues in the history of Black Americans can get

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Various faith and humanitarian groups are urging the Biden administration to challenge immigration measures in Texas targeting vulnerable migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The groups are seeking federal intervention before Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs Senate Bill 3 and Senate Bill 4 into law. SB-3 allocates $1.5 billion for additional border barriers, while SB-4 makes

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The U.S. bishops’ migration committee, led by Bishop Mark Seitz, is urging Congress to address the vulnerability of unaccompanied migrant children to exploitation, forced labor, and human trafficking. In a letter to Congress, they highlighted the significant increase in such vulnerable children in recent years. The bishops proposed ten measures to protect these children, including

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The Washington National Cathedral has unveiled new stained glass windows dedicated to the theme of racial justice. These windows replaced four previous ones that honored Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The new windows depict a march for justice by African Americans, emphasizing the descendants of those who would have remained in slavery

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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, located in Louisville, Kentucky, has faced controversy over a marker meant to acknowledge the slaves of the institution’s founders after the seminary’s president and trustees declined requests to remove the names of the slaveholding founders from buildings. In 2020, seminary president Al Mohler promised a high profile SBC pastor that

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Originally published in The Conversation This article’s authors examine American attitudes towards Hitler and the Nazi Party before the U.S. entered World War II, focusing on religious publications and the parallels that exist between the eras of Nazi Germany’s Nuremberg Laws in the mid-1930s and the rise of antisemitism and white supremacist ideology in the

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Americans remain divided on issues of race and discrimination, as revealed by newly released data from the Pew Research Center. In a recent survey, 53% of Americans believe that people not recognizing discrimination when it exists is a bigger problem, while 45% think that people seeing discrimination where it doesn’t exist is the bigger issue.

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A recent study sheds light on the diverse perspectives held by Black and white Americans regarding Confederate monuments. While both groups acknowledge the importance of addressing historical injustices, they diverge in their recommendations for handling these controversial statues. White Americans exhibit a range of opinions, with some advocating for the preservation of statues and others

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