(RNS) — The Portland Interfaith Clergy Resistance, lead by Rabbi Ariel Stone, has been downtown since the protests began 55 days ago, supporting the people on the street and providing a daily witness.
(RNS) — Movement chaplains are providing spiritual and emotional care to activists before, during and after a protest or demonstration.
(RNS) — ‘Within seconds, there’s flash-bangs at my feet, and we’re surrounded by tear gas. It was really disconcerting to realize how fast it happened, with no warning and no real reason.’
(RNS) — Followers of the online Q and white supremacism yearn for a world in which everything makes sense and where they at last have a role to play.
(RNS) — ‘I think sometimes what kindness means, if we’re doing it well, is that we are righteously angry,’ said Ashlee Eiland, formation and preaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church near Grand Rapids, Michigan.
(RNS) — A nation that still honors Confederate signs in public places signals its belief that Black people are less important than white people, that Black people’s trauma can be disregarded.
(RNS) — Racial equity is a movement where people from different faiths meet, are inspired by one another and advance a cause that we view as a sacred command.
(RNS) — The better angels of our common humanity are finding voice. In our vulnerability, we are searching for a new moral foundation.
(RNS) — The future of racial justice could depend on white evangelicals recognizing the extent to which structural racism continues to afflict our country.
(RNS) — While this decision is a big one, it’s not enough to show that Indigenous peoples have a place in this nation and that we never deserved the genocide, hate and oppression we have faced.
CHICAGO (RNS) — As people across the country deal with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the country’s reckoning over racism, many Christian leaders, organizations and churches are providing resources not only to care for their spiritual and physical health, but also their mental health.
(RNS) — Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is designed to fuel our divisions in the name of ‘law and order’ — all for Trump’s own benefit (his only real goal in life).
(RNS) — There’s nothing ‘past’ about American racism — it is our present, and will be our future unless we abandon the triumphalism of the country's founding faith.
(RNS) — African Americans’ most sacred hymn shouldn’t be desecrated to support the NFL’s attempts to apologize for its misunderstanding of players’ protests against racism.
(RNS) — The normally simple, normally unconscious act of drawing breath has come to define the United States’ most pressing problems. What the world’s faith traditions have to say about the meaning of our first act as humans.