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Nicola A. Menzie

Nicola A. Menzie is an author at Religion News Service.

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Comments about ‘whiteness’ prompt controversy at Sparrow Women conference

By Nicola A. Menzie — April 6, 2019
(RNS) — A black speaker at a Christian women's conference on race and social justice told audience members that white supremacy is incompatible with the Bible. She says some audience members walked out and alleges organizers of the Sparrow Women conference tried to erase any signs of her presence at the event.

Latasha Morrison hopes to build a bridge between black and white Christians

By Nicola A. Menzie — March 15, 2019
(RNS) — Latasha Morrison launched Be the Bridge's Facebook group with about 69 members in 2015. Today, the online community fostering racial reconciliation is more than 21,000-strong, with more than 1,000 groups in 48 states.

When black women talked about race and gender in the church

By Nicola A. Menzie — April 5, 2017
(RNS) A white pastor from a mostly white denomination tried to silence them.

Feeling ignored, black Christians pray, vent in national conference call

By Nicola A. Menzie — July 11, 2016
(RNS) Lack of communication and misunderstandings leave some blacks convinced that they are fighting on their own. That's why black and white activists held a conference call last week to address the issues.

Black people are sacred to God, says #BlackLivesMatter activist

By Nicola A. Menzie — January 14, 2016
(RNS) The #BlackLivesMatter activist says: "I do not believe the work of Dr. King is done."

Has Trump won over black pastors?

By Nicola A. Menzie — December 1, 2015
(RNS) Donald Trump called the meeting “amazing,” but the presidential candidate reportedly "got an earful" during the session with black pastors.
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