WASHINGTON (RNS) “12 Years a Slave” may depict a bygone era in American history but religious leaders say it should spark increased attention about today’s race relations.
Articles tagged “Trayvon Martin”
(RNS) Imagine that Joe Lieberman had been elected president. And that in a moment of crisis, he felt compelled to explain that some American Jewish support for Israel is partly explained by the Jewish cultural memory of the Holocaust. Would he be accused of whatever the Jewish equivalent of “race-baiting” might be?
(RNS) Part of the problem lies with with the lunatic — and, I would argue, racist — manner in which the Florida legislature has defined self-defense. You can start a fight for any reason, and if you begin to lose the altercation, and feel you are about to suffer grave body harm, you can kill the other person with totally immunity.
BALTIMORE (RNS) So much of what Jesus says makes no sense to us. He continually urges his followers to overlook rules, customs, even laws in order to be brother and sister to one another.
(RNS) Richard Land, who is retiring from his longtime job as policy point man for the Southern Baptists after a series of controversies, will take over as head of an evangelical seminary in North Carolina.
(RNS) Russell Moore, the dean of theology at the Southern Baptist Convention’s flagship seminary, has been named the next president of the denomination’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
(RNS) After nearly a quarter century as the Southern Baptist Convention's top public policy guru, Richard Land will step down in 2013 after a rough-and-tumble spring. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) A top Southern Baptist official who was accused of plagiarism while blasting civil rights leaders and President Obama for exploiting the Trayvon Martin case will lose his weekly radio show but can keep his job, a church panel announced Friday (June 1). By David Gibson. 700.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) For the past 24 years, Richard Land has used his folksy charm and fiery rhetoric to become the public face of Southern Baptists. Now his future is in doubt, pending a probe of his remarks about the Trayvon Martin shooting and for alleged plagiarism. By Bob Smietana.
(RNS) Southern Baptist leader Richard Land has issued a longer public apology for his racially charged comments about the Trayvon Martin case and said he has sent a personal letter to President Obama asking for forgiveness. By Adelle M. Banks.