Tuesday's News & Ideas - 9/15/2020

  • AME congregation condemns ad
  • SBC dropping Southern?
  • White supremacy script
  • Outdoor alley worship
  • Three artists exploring race
  • Climate change migration

Black church leaders demand apology for Trump ad
Religion News Service: Leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the pastor of an AME congregation in Wilmington, Delaware, are condemning a Trump-Pence campaign ad that uses footage of Joe Biden kneeling in the sanctuary of a Black church, describing it as racist and demanding an apology.
The Guardian: Black churches say Donald Trump election ad incites ‘white terrorism’

Prominent Southern Baptists are dropping ‘Southern’ name amid racial unrest*
The Washington Post: Leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention are increasingly dropping the “Southern” part of their Baptist name, calling it a potentially painful reminder of the convention’s historic role in support of slavery.

White supremacy is a script we’re given at birth*
Christian Century: It’s written in our flesh and rehearsed throughout history.

California Catholics adjust to outdoor worship during pandemic
NPR: Father Michael O'Reilly preached from a fire escape, three stories above parishioners.

How three artists are exploring mythology and race*
The New York Times: In re-examining historical narratives and classical stories, these artists are creating images that speak on multiple levels to the experiences of being Black and female.

The Spark

Climate change will force a new American migration
Life has become increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, ProPublica says. But if the people there move, where will everyone go?

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