Many of North Carolina’s prominent clergy have called for police reform and accountability in the wake of George Floyd’s killing by former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin.
But the killing of Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old man shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies in eastern North Carolina’s Elizabeth City, a town of 18,000 people on the bend of the Pasquotank River, is personal for Rev. William Barber and others.
For African Americans who watched the two addresses of President Joe Biden and Senator Tim Scott, their discussions of racism stood out.
In numerous states, voting rights activism is being led by multifaith coalitions that include Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups. Here is what some of the faith leaders are saying.
The backlash against a prayer in the book called “Prayer of a Weary Black Woman,” by clinical psychologist and womanist theologian Chanequa Walker-Barnes, is mainly about one controversial line.
‘Man, we can’t stand to lose anybody else. I mean, how much more can we take?’ said the singer about his lyrics for ‘Sick World.’
The move is considered to be a victory for religious opposition to capital punishment.
Prison Fellowship has joined forces with criminal justice and prosecutorial organizations to support bipartisan efforts to reduce disparities in sentences that punish Black Americans more harshly than white Americans.
Many leaders believe lawmakers are focused on reducing effective strategies Black churches have historically employed to mobilize voters.
Half of Black church attendees — defined in the study as African Americans who attend a majority Black church — agree “strongly” that faith is a crucial dimension of the Black experience. Additionally, almost 4 in 10 (38%) agree “somewhat” about that.
Dr. Banks died on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at age 86.
The grant is part of Lilly Endowment’s Thriving in Ministry emphasis that supports U.S. religious organizations starting or enhancing programs that help experienced clergy mentor newer pastors as they lead congregations.
Gorman, who graduated from Harvard University last year, captivated Americans with the recent recitation of her poem on national unity at President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Although millions voted to put her face on the bill in an online poll, many still don’t know the story of her life and the role faith played in it.
The first woman, African American and South Asian to become vice president will be sworn in on two Bibles with personal resonance.
“To make ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ a national hymn, would be an act of bringing the country together,” reads a Tuesday (Jan. 12) tweet from @WhipClyburn.
How should we respond when confronted with the fact that thousands of families were separated this year not because parents failed their children but because broken systems did?
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