The theologian and psychologist investigates the history of the reconciliation movement and offers, in her new book, a womanist view that recognizes the complexity of racism and centers the conversation on its victims.
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Emiliano Lerda speaks at a rally at the Nebraska Statehouse in September 2017 to support DACA recipients in response to the Trump administration's decision to end the DACA program. Photo courtesy of Immigrant Legal Center
Emiliano Lerda: A growing Nebraska nonprofit with faith roots focuses on free legal aid for immigrants
The executive director of the Immigrant Legal Center discusses his own journey as an immigrant and the rapid growth of the legal center founded by Methodists.
Bungishabaku Katho, founder of the Jeremiah Center for Faith and Society in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photos courtesy of the Issachar Fund
Bungishabaku Katho is building the Jeremiah Center for Faith and Society in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a place to gather Christian leaders and promote reconciliation and restoration.
A white Episcopal priest reflects on singing the “black national anthem” and wonders: What actions would begin to show our black siblings in faith that this message has truly touched our hearts?
In this excerpt, gun violence survivor Felicia Sanders, who played dead with her little granddaughter as Dylann Roof shot and killed her son Tywanza, struggles with the lack of pastoral care from Emanuel AME Church’s leaders.
The Charleston, South Carolina, reporter covered the Emanuel AME Church shooting. Her book now gives the larger picture.
The steel wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, includes phrases and names of deported veterans. The center phrase translated from Spanish says: "Here is where the dreams bounced back." iStock / Photo Beto
Latinx Protestants defy expectations on issues like immigration, write two sociologists.
A crane stretches above a building under construction in Atlanta. The author, who lives in the Atlanta area, writes that advocating for affordable housing is part of his call to the community. iStock/stevecoleimages
Housing is a profound and even holy good, rooted in deeper notions of home, says a Presbyterian minister. Christians are called to re-create communities where people of every income level and race can make our homes together.
David Bailey, founder of the nonprofit Arrabon, onstage at the closing concert of a songwriting internship. Arrabon's programs provide leadership opportunities to minorities, women and others who don’t normally have a leadership development pipeline. Photo by Mike Morones
We underestimate the brokenness brought about by racism -- and the creativity needed to reverse it -- but Christianity offers a way forward to healing and reconciliation, says the executive director of Arrabon.
Tisby, who grew up north of Chicago, lives and goes to graduate school in Jackson, Mississippi.
Photo courtesy of Jemar Tisby
In his new book, “The Color of Compromise,” a historian-activist confronts the history of racism in Christianity and outlines steps to combat it on systemic and institutional levels.