Articles by Andrew Wilkes

Interview on the Breaking the Silence Campaign

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A conversation with Jamye Wooten about Breaking the Silence, a campaign designed to connect black churches to grassroots movements for social change in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more

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Remembering Richard Twiss

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UrbanFaith honors the legacy of Richard Twiss, a prophetic Christian voice for social justice, racial reconciliation, and indigenous leadership. Read more

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Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Conversation about the Voices Project

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Leroy Barber, President of Mission Year and director of the Voices Project, discusses how the Voices initiative highlights African-Americans exercising leadership across a wide range of vocations Read more

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Black Conservatives: Beyond the Plantation

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Rev. C.L. Bryant’s documentary, ‘Runaway Slave,’ challenges African Americans to reject bondage to liberal politics. But does it ignore the conservative movement’s own plantation practices? Read more

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A Praise and Worship Jubilee

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Looking for fresh gospel music? Add worship leader Jason Nelson’s ‘Shifting the Atmosphere’ to your playlist. Read more

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Lent and the Least of These

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During this season of private devotion, it’s also important to ask ourselves, ‘What kind of Christians is God calling us to be in public?’ Read more

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A Lament for Trayvon Martin

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A lament is a prophetic indication that something is out of joint socially, that God’s vision for ‘shalom’ has been shattered. This is why Christians must protest and petition on behalf of Trayvon Martin. Read more

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Obama’s Contraceptive Correction

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President Obama’s reversal of his contraception mandate for faith-based organizations demonstrated the American political process in action and the president’s willingness to listen and correct his mistakes. Read more

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Left, Right, and Christ

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Two evangelical thinkers from opposite ends of the political spectrum come together for a compelling dialogue on polarizing issues, and prove that Christians can engage in civil and healthy political discussions — even when they disagree. Read more

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A Time to ‘Occupy’?

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Is your church talking about Occupy Wall Street? Whether you support it or not, movements like it and the Tea Party provide Christians with opportunities to discuss crucial questions about our nation’s socioeconomic values. Read more

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