DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) — He holds out hope he can show them how he believes they’ve misread the Bible and help them discover, as he has, the black Southern freedom movement's focus on justice and freedom.
(RNS) — I was raised in the United States by Christians who emphasized the family values of Scripture and exhorted me to be vigilant in resisting worldly forces that tear families apart.
(RNS) — The former president of North Carolina's NAACP chapter has long been viewed as a rising star in progressive activist circles.
(RNS) — When a president writes off whole nations as 'shitholes,' he is not simply using salty language. He is using the most powerful government in the world to enforce discrimination and inequality. And every political leader who supports him is, biblically speaking, cursing this nation.
Despite the growth of movements such as the Moral Mondays, the Christian left often gets lost in media coverage during election cycles. And whatever coverage does take place is often limited to conservative Christians and the “red states” of the South.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Rev. William Barber was escorted off an American Airlines plane after reacting to “disparaging remarks” from another passenger.
(RNS) “Way too much of our national discourse has been poisoned by hateful language and policies,” said the Rev. William J. Barber II.
(RNS) If Moral Mondays are, in fact, the beginnings of another Great Awakening, they promise not only to speak to people in a context of social crisis but also to reshape religious practice in America.
(RNS) The Rev. William J. Barber II and his Moral Mondays team are making final preparations for the kickoff event for the second year of protests.
(RNS) At a time when the country is becoming less religious and liberal politicians shy away from faith-based rhetoric, this Disciples of Christ minister, steeped in the African-American church tradition, has emerged as a galvanizing force in North Carolina’s pushback against the Republican-dominated legislature.