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.
Articles tagged “Ferguson”
(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.
(RNS) “People who previously assumed that racial prejudice was back in the Jim Crow era are awakened by it with their own kids,” said Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore.
(RNS) Remember Bishop Bling? Mark Driscoll? Brittany Maynard? They all helped shape the top religion headlines of 2014.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “’Love your neighbor as yourself’ means you picture yourself being choked and surrounded by five men while you say, ‘I can’t breathe,’” said Scott Slayton, a white Southern Baptist pastor in Chelsea, Ala.
(RNS) We aren’t to be custodians of nostalgia or sacred custom. We are to respond boldly when God says, “See, I am making all things new.”
(RNS) Racism is not about racists. It is about power that is directed against marginalized groups to keep them marginalized.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) The Rev. C. Jessel Strong, president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition, took the pulpit: “We’re here because we’re sick and tired. Why does it seem all of our children are shot by the police?”