HOT SPRINGS, N.C. (RNS) Speaking at the Wild Goose Festival, Bree Newsome said she prepared for her mission, scaling the 30-foot flagpole outside the South Carolina Statehouse, by rereading the biblical story of David and Goliath.
Articles tagged “Ferguson”
ST. LOUIS – Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops kicked off their annual spring assembly by denouncing racism as an “evil.”
(RNS) A nation grounded in laws and justice requires a trained cadre whose work is to enforce laws fairly. We thought we had that cadre.
ORLANDO, Fla. (RNS) The panel offered an alternative approach to that of evangelist Franklin Graham, who was widely criticized for his recent “Obey the police, or else” comments on Facebook.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) Russell Moore said the work of racial reconciliation isn’t just for people whose “bedsheets have eyeholes,” he said, referring to the Ku Klux Klan. It’s for articulate people whose racism finds expression in complex and indirect ways.
FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) Hours after two police officers were shot at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, last week, Christian evangelist Billy Graham’s Rapid Response Team rolled in, armed with chaplains.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) Flood Christian Church is set off from the main protest area in Ferguson, and no adjacent buildings were damaged. Michael Brown’s father is a member of the church.
WELLSTON, Mo. (RNS) The scholarships would cover four years’ tuition at colleges and universities operated by the AME, AME Zion and CME historically black denominations.
(RNS) As racial tensions continue to simmer in the wake of the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white officers in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and elsewhere, churches have offered themselves up as trusted go-betweens for the police and angry residents, particularly in black communities.