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At least three critical race theory statements proposed for Southern Baptist meeting

By Adelle M. Banks — June 11, 2021
(RNS) — There’s a lot riding on the resolutions committee’s work, with critical race theory as one of the 'points of tension' it has to manage, its chair said.
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Trudeau denounces truck attack that targeted Muslim family

By Rob Gillies — June 8, 2021
TORONTO (AP) — The victims — two parents, two children and a grandmother — were on an evening walk when the truck struck them at an intersection in London, Ontario.

Utah university should ditch ‘Dixie’ name, committee says

By Sophia Eppolito — June 8, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah school has been studying the impact of changing its name following a national outcry against racial injustice after the death of George Floyd.

New voter bills are a body blow to American democracy

By T.D. Jakes — June 4, 2021
(RNS) — The biggest threat to our democracy may not be in Moscow but in state capitals like Tallahassee, Phoenix and Austin.

Wilberforce University, AME Church school, cancels debt for 2020, 2021 grads

By Adelle M. Banks — June 1, 2021
(RNS) — The school said the amount of debt forgiveness for both classes totals more than $375,000 for the 166 new alumni.

Overturn Dylann Roof’s death sentence — for me, not for him

By Sharon Risher — June 1, 2021
(RNS) — Despite the damage done to my family, and possibly because of it, I reject the death penalty.

Hundreds gather at historic Tulsa church’s prayer wall

By Peter Smith — June 1, 2021
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — As the ceremony came to an end, participants put their hands on the prayer wall along the side of the sanctuary while soloist Santita Jackson sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing."

How George Floyd finally made us see the link between systemic racism and colonialism

By Andre Henry — May 25, 2021
(RNS) — Today's protesters see similarities between the Israeli occupation and European expansion across North America.

One year after George Floyd’s murder, faith leaders continue the call for racial reckoning

By RNS staff — May 25, 2021
(RNS) — Clergy were often front and center in the year’s racial justice protests, and their clarion call not only to politicians but also to religious leaders sparked a racial reckoning within churches, synagogues and mosques.

George Floyd anniversary is a chance for white evangelicals to stand up for Black lives

By Doug Pagitt — May 25, 2021
(RNS) — Our community has a moral obligation to support Black lives.

100 years later, Black church leaders seek reparations for Tulsa massacre

By Adelle M. Banks — May 19, 2021
(RNS) — An African Methodist Episcopal pastor and other Black people of faith say the time has come to repay as well as to remember.

We can’t rebuild the US until we support families

By Jim Wallis — May 19, 2021
(RNS) — What makes a family able to work and take care of each of its members? That is the moral question that could unite many of us.

Why grievance studies hoaxer and atheist James Lindsay wants to save Southern Baptists

By Bob Smietana — May 18, 2021
(RNS) — Over the past two years, James Lindsay has been on a crusade against what he sees as a ‘woke’ invasion of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.  
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