(RNS) Years before the gay rights movement gained momentum, the openly gay black activist, a Quaker, advised Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviolent protest tactics and organized the 1963 March on Washington.
Articles tagged “NAACP”
(RNS) One day a week in one state isn’t enough for clergy and activists’ ambitious progressive agenda.
(RNS) The Rev. William J. Barber II and his Moral Mondays team are making final preparations for the kickoff event for the second year of protests.
(RNS) At a time when the country is becoming less religious and liberal politicians shy away from faith-based rhetoric, this Disciples of Christ minister, steeped in the African-American church tradition, has emerged as a galvanizing force in North Carolina’s pushback against the Republican-dominated legislature.
(RNS) At this time of year, many Christians dispel the notion of a white baby Jesus by including a Christ child of other colors in Nativity scenes and plays. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) President Obama's support for gay marriage has put some black clergy in a bind, torn between their political loyalties and their religious beliefs. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) The NAACP has mounted a campaign calling on black churches to address HIV/AIDS after researchers learned these myths circulate among their pews and pulpits. By Adelle M. Banks.
WASHINGTON (RNS) While many black pastors do not like President Obama's recent embrace of gay marriage, they still plan to vote for him and expect other African-Americans to follow their lead. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Religious leaders from the NAACP met with evangelist Franklin Graham Tuesday (March 20) less than a month after they demanded he apologize for questioning President Obama's faith. By Adelle M. Banks.