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Black Churches Are No Longer Ground Zero for Civil Rights Activism

By Adelle Banks 

The black church is finding new ways for activism. But often, black pastors admit, they are not the leaders and the movement does not emanate from their sanctuaries. Read more

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The Roof is on Fire: Dismantling the Juvenile Justice System

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A conversation With Nell Bernstein, journalist and author of Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison Read more

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Sierra Leone Bans Christmas, New Years’ Celebrations to Prevent Further Spread of Ebola

By Fredrick Nzwili 

The government of Sierra Leone banned public Christmas and New Year’s celebrations because it may exacerbate efforts to eradicate the Ebola virus. Read more

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Remembering Ana: Sandy Hook, Two Years Later

By Jimmy Greene 

A father’s tribute to the miracle of his daughter’s life amidst the tragedy of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Read more

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Churches Form Alliance for “Black Lives Matter”

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This Sunday several historically black denominations and a white one will form an alliance for Black Lives Matter. Read more

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The Pulpit and Politics: What Are the Limits?

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In an age when some pastors are as involved in politics as they are the pastorate what is in their, the congregation and the kingdom’s best interest? Read more

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Is Updated Band Aid Charity Song Demeaning to Africans?

By Fredrick Nzwili 

In November, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” was re-released to raise funds for Ebola in West Africa, but aid experts and some clergy say it is demeaning and patronizing Africa. Read more

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Seminary Shows What Theology Looks Like in Protest

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Students at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University organized a die-in on campus that became a bodily articulation of what theology looks like in protest. Read more

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Young Activists Take Center Stage at Ebenezer Baptist Ferguson Forum

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The historic church held a Ferguson-focused forum that was as much a passing of the baton to young activists as it was a platform for them to voice their concerns to the elders. Read more

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Ferguson Pastors Urge Peace After Grand Jury Doesn’t Indict

By Lilly Fowler 

Rev. Starsky Wilson said that despite the failure of the system to indict a white police officer, the road ahead was not impossible. He and other pastors are preaching peace. Read more

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