There are steps we can take to help offset a purpose gap rooted in historical and contemporary oppressions, writes the senior director of learning design with the Forum for Theological Exploration.
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Tributes left in memory of George Floyd outside of Cup Foods in Minneapolis. Photo by Vasanth Rajkumar, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
One year after the murder of George Floyd Jr., hope can be hard to come by, but it is critical if we are to make progress, writes a historian of American and African American religion at the University of Pennsylvania.
The dungeon at Elmina Castle in Ghana where enslaved men were held during the period of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. iStock / demerzel21
We should partner with others who are committed to anti-racism work and not waste our efforts on convincing those who won’t acknowledge the need, writes a university chaplain.
Thousands marched in Minneapolis the day before the start of jury selection in the Derek Chauvin trial. Photo by Chad Davis/Wikimedia Commons
The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial does not undo the accumulated horror people of color continue to absorb, writes an expert on faith and mental health.
The Black church has played an indelible role in the lives of its members and in the evolution of the nation as a whole, says a producer-director of a recent PBS series.
With a curriculum based in the works of Black intellectuals and creatives, a Baptist pastor helps white participants consider racism as they haven’t before.
If our efforts toward racial reconciliation in the United States are rooted in white belief, they will serve only to erase difference and center whiteness, says a professor.
In the second edition of her book, the author of “Dear White Christians” reiterates that listening and responding to calls for reparations precedes the possibility of reconciliation.
Finding an Asian American in the International Civil Rights Museum reminds us that we all have a part to play in tearing down injustice, says a worship leader.
Before we reach for unity, we must first stop being bad neighbors, says a pastor.