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Looking for Love & Family: Preachers of Detroit Ep. 5 Recap

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Episode five of Preachers of Detroit finds Pastor Bullock on a date, Bishop Langston opening up, and Bishop Vaughn struggling with her family. Read more

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Reimagining Justice: An Interview with Mariame Kaba

By Noah Berlatsky 

Writer Noah Berlatsky speaks with Chicago-based activist Mariame Kaba about her vision of justice, the abolition of police violence, and hope as a prerequisite to change. Read more

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Selma Anniversary Puts Spotlight on Deep Poverty

By Aamer Madhani 

While Selma might have transformed America, in many ways time has stood still in the community that was at the center of the push that culminated with the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Read more

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‘Bloody Sunday’ Altered History of a Horrified Nation

By Marty Roney 

Images of that day 50 years ago, when law enforcement officers beat back peaceful civil rights marchers, provided the catalyst for passage of the Voting Rights Act. Read more

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Obama Condemns ‘Distorted’ Faith at National Prayer Breakfast

By Adelle Banks 

President Obama called for an emphasis on what is just about the world’s religions as a way to counter the ways faith has been distorted across the globe. Read more

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Focus on Africa’s Islamic Extremists has Diverted Attention from South Sudan’s Growing Crisis

By Fredrick Nzwili 

With all the attention on Islamic extremist Boko Haram, few have paid any attention to the two-year bloody conflict in South Sudan, a mostly Christian nation. Read more

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Real Talk, For a Change

By Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts 

We’ve all heard of ‘Christianese’ but do we ever think about the damage it does not only to ourselves but our community? One writer analyses the epidemic and offers some solutions. Read more

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‘Revival: The Experience’ Brings An All-Black Cast to a Big Screen Biblical Story

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The musical retelling of the Gospel of John features a star-studded all black cast and looks like a much needed reprieve from white-washed biblical narratives. Read more

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Churches in Niger and Other Former French Colonies Torched Over Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

By Fredrick Nzwili 

c. 2015 Religion News Service NAIROBI, Kenya ( RNS) Cartoon depictions of the Prophet... 

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Mocha Moms Respond to National Unrest with #BlackBoysMatter

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The support group for mothers of color launched a social media campaign to attack what many believe is at the root of the problem – fear of black and brown males. Read more

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