Brooklyn, N.Y. (RNS) — 'I took a lot of heat for joining, and I took a lot of heat for leaving,' said the Rev. A.R. Bernard.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — White supremacists carrying semi-automatic rifles were streaming past the synagogue, taunting congregants with phony Brooklyn accents and mocking Yiddish expressions.
(RNS) — A.R. Bernard cited a 'deepening conflict of values' with the administration.
(RNS) — 'Our youth and young adults especially need a place to process this assault on their being and the very soul of this nation,' they said.
(RNS) — It is not just the sun that is going into eclipse. It is human decency, and not just in Charlottesville.
(RNS) — March officials said they are 'working on ways to include the Jewish community' after sundown on Sept. 30, when the holiday ends, or the following day.
(RNS) — Footage from Charlottesville, Va., has prompted some clergy to sign up for an Aug. 28 march. 'This is much worse than we thought in terms of a spirit of hate and immorality,' Sharpton said.
(RNS) — 'Decrying white nationalists is an ethical lay-up for which no white person should feel the slightest hint of self-congratulatory pride,' writes the Rev. Noel Schoonmaker.
The LDS Church just reissued its statement on race and Charlottesville, and the 2nd release is a virtual smackdown of the alt-right -- including its Mormon adherents.
(RNS) — Some religious leaders criticized President Trump's initial response denouncing hatred and violence 'on many sides,' while a few conservative evangelicals rushed to defend the president.
(USA Today) — Others continued to question the delay in Trump speaking out against racism. 'The President of the United States should not have to be publicly shamed into condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists,' Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., tweeted.
(USA Today) The company, which is based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has drawn criticism for months for its willingness to provide a domain name for a website 'dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism,' according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
White supremacist Christian nationalism must be clearly repudiated by all followers of Jesus Christ.
No, Mr. President: there was wrong on only one side in Charlottesville. The side that you cannot unequivocally condemn.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe visited Mount Zion First African Baptist Church and First Baptist Church and spoke to congregants after violent clashes in the city between white supremacist groups and counterprotesters.