For newcomers to the call for reparations, understanding the need to move beyond atonement to restitution is a crucial step, writes the director of the Thriving in Ministry Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
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As our nation continues to reckon with racism, it's time to face other injustices, too, including hostility and attacks on religious minorities, writes a visiting professor at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.
"Don't kill my son" reads the face mask of a woman who holds her child during a demonstration. Unsplash / Photo by Nechirwan Kavian
The torture inflicted on Black people dates back to enslavement and continues to this day as a denial of their humanity, writes the dean of Duke Chapel.
The promises made through baptism must reflect Christians’ commitment to justice and peace for all people, writes the director of the Thriving Congregations Coordination Program at Duke Divinity.
More than 80 people took part in a pilgrimmage to commemorate Maryland’s constitutional end of chattel slavery, walking the "Trail of Souls" that included stops at Baltimore churches. Photo courtesy of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
Faith communities should be careful and thoughtful as they repent of this nation’s original sin, but they must move ahead with the work.
As graduates of segregation academies confront their pasts, the churches that helped create and sustain the schools must as well.
How we measure the investment in organizations can shortchange commitments that different racial, ethnic and cultural communities make to their ministries, writes the executive director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
In the national aftermath of recent racist violence, a church and a community continue the work of healing as they mark the five-year anniversary of the Charleston massacre.
Five years after losing friends and neighbors in the murders at Mother Emanuel, an AME pastor writes about the impact on him, Charleston and the nation.