This MLK Day, white evangelicals again have a choice to make on racial justice
(RNS) — Those who wish to learn from MLK’s legacy must also ask if they are willing to listen to the modern-day prophets of racial justice.
What Andrew Young taught me about keeping King’s movement going
Twitter’s ‘cancelation’ of free speech isn’t a legal question, it’s a moral one
Advancing religious freedom abroad starts at home
(RNS) — On this Religious Freedom Day, we are concerned about the rising threats around the world, but we are hopeful for progress in the years ahead.
How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta
(The Conversation) — One cannot appreciate the importance of MLK Day without understanding the tradition which formed one of America’s most influential civil rights leaders.
Will the LDS Church condemn the right wing’s Capitol violence?
The problem is that if/when the Church issues a statement condemning the violence and reminding members of President Oaks’s wise counsel about accepting the results of elections, it will do little than reinforce people’s existing ideas.
Biden’s transition team wanted to talk about religious freedom. Here’s what I told them.
(RNS) — What I said had as much to do with racial justice as religious freedom, as the two are inextricably linked.
What Americans believe about violence against the government
(RNS) — The relationship between partisanship and support for violence against government is clear. Church attendance does not appear to fuel the fire — nor tamp it down.
From the Capitol to critical race theory, white Christians grieve declining hegemony
(RNS) — Connecting the spectacle at the Capitol with the SBC seminary presidents’ statements is the effort to sustain white supremacy.
What Christians can learn from Indian Sikh farmers’ desperate protests
(RNS) — The protesters’ cause and community have shown a way for people of all faiths to go forward in a post-pandemic world.
Don’t impeach Trump. Shun him.
(RNS) — Shunning — or its Catholic counterpart, excommunication — is the religious equivalent of amputation. It is an extreme measure to protect the community from infection.
How self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ from a growing Christian movement provided religious motivation for the Jan. 6 events at the US Capitol
(The Conversation) — Because Trump is God’s chosen candidate, they believe, any other candidate, no matter what the vote totals show, is illegitimate.
Change is slow — but it’s coming, and it’s why they rioted at the Capitol
(RNS) — The chaos at the Capitol was the work of a desperate group, clinging to false beliefs at all costs, unwilling to shift their paradigm. But it is their last gasp.
If you’re religious and supported President Trump
(RNS) — Can you simultaneously believe in God and the president?
Is killing Lisa Montgomery the best version of justice we have?
(RNS) — Lisa Montgomery is slated to become the first woman executed by the federal government in nearly 70 years, days before her executioner leaves office.