Formerly incarcerated, this Unitarian Universalist minister is dedicated to abolishing prisons
(RNS) — His ministry may have been born in prison, but Jason Lydon wants to see a society where prisons no longer exist. That dream is connected to his theology, he says.
How Tutu’s spirituality incorporated Christian mysticism with the African notion of interdependency
During Ramadan, Black history museum features prayer rugs, other Muslim artifacts
Martin Luther King III calls new voting legislation ‘greatest hypocrisy’
(RNS) — ‘People came out and voted in every mechanism, and they want to stop people from voting,’ said the son of the civil rights leader. ‘That’s unconscionable.’
A white woman’s response to the ‘Prayer of a Weary Black Woman’
(RNS) — Her prayer makes me uneasy, but may help me see why Chanequa Walker-Barnes may hate someone like me.
Thank you, Howard Thurman: Remembering an American spiritual master
(RNS) — On the anniversary of Thurman’s death, it’s worth recalling how this towering figure moved on a very human level.
Texas faith leaders condemn new election bills as Jim Crow dressed up in a ‘tuxedo’
(RNS) — Faith leaders in Texas are accusing Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republicans of using ‘election integrity’ as an excuse to enact restrictive laws that target voters of color.
Nation of Islam says suspect in ‘tragic’ Capitol attack sought to be a member
(RNS) — The faith group said it is researching Noah Green’s life and ‘we cannot rest until we find out what caused him to take a turn like this.’
Tony Evans: On male leadership, grieving his wife and correcting Kirk Franklin
(RNS) — Pastor Tony Evans of Dallas says ‘there is a lead role that God has called men to take and own, and we shouldn’t shy away from that.’
Lil Nas X is inviting the Black church in with ‘Montero’
(RNS) — ‘Montero’ is the anthem of a Black gay man roaring back from years of self-hate caused by anti-LGBTQ+ theologies. As a queer child of the Black church, it’s an anthem that resonates with me.
On this Good Friday, let us reflect on the 7 last words of George Floyd
(RNS) — This year’s Good Friday is especially poignant for African Americans as it comes in the middle of the trial of police officer Derek Chauvin for the gruesome killing of George Floyd.
Celebrity lineup to read King’s anti-war speech on assassination anniversary
(RNS) — Alice Walker, Jane Fonda and Ibram X. Kendi are set to read the civil rights leader’s speech during a ‘Breaking the Silence’ webinar.
On an Easter shadowed by the Lorraine Motel, recommit to justice
(RNS) — Fifty-three years after MLK’s assassination, we must transform a place of bloodshed into inspiration for a better world.
Black Southern Baptists seek more action on racism from seminary presidents
(RNS) — The fellowship said it was ‘deeply disappointed’ that the seminary presidents have ‘not moved from their original statement of CRT’s incompatibility in all its forms.’
Black religious leaders, stand with our LGBTQ family
(RNS) — Black LGBTQ leaders have labored alongside us so that all Black Americans could experience equality.