SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) — Above all, what most impresses me all these years later is the power of Martin Luther King Jr.’s message. It is the antithesis to the 'America First' slogan.
(RNS) The black community and the LGBT community are not mutually exclusive and neither “community” is monolithic. We are interconnected by our humanity.
WASHINGTON (RNS) During the Days of Remembrance for the Holocaust, the congressman and activist will be honored as “an inspiration to people of conscience the world over.”
(RNS) A nation grounded in laws and justice requires a trained cadre whose work is to enforce laws fairly. We thought we had that cadre.
(RNS) "We didn't know what would happen when we reached the capitol. We were singing the civil rights song, 'I Am Not Afraid,' but, yes, I was afraid."
SELMA, Ala. (RNS) In many ways time has stood still in this community of 20,000 that was at the center of the push that culminated with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
(RNS) A Baptist deacon, a minister, a Unitarian laywoman and an Episcopal seminarian sacrificed their lives in connection with the Alabama voting rights protests.
(RNS) Images of that day 50 years ago, when law enforcement officers beat back peaceful civil rights marchers trying to cross Alabama's Edmund Pettus Bridge, provided the catalyst for passage of the Voting Rights Act.
(RNS) One gets the sense that the Rev. Malcolm Boyd and many others like him were a little too religious for the liberals, and too liberal for the religious.
WASHINGTON (RNS) But beware, said LifeWay Research director Ed Stetzer: "If you don't like diversity, you're really not going to like heaven."
(RNS) “They used to call them the civil rights twins -- he and Dr. King,” recalled Terrie Randolph, who was Ralph Abernathy’s secretary when he became president of SCLC after King’s death. “You wouldn’t see one without the other."
The Oscar nominations are out, and some of the snubs are so outrageous I had to let the GIFs speak for me.
(RNS) As racial tensions continue to simmer in the wake of the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white officers in Ferguson, Mo., New York City and elsewhere, churches have offered themselves up as trusted go-betweens for the police and angry residents, particularly in black communities.
(RNS) When you strip away the costumes, mythology, and mascara-wearing Egyptians monarchs, what do you really have? “Exodus” is a film about the birth of freedom. A people demands its rights. A leader screams out for redemption. Sound familiar?
In 1965, clergy joined the march on Selma for civil rights. Today, voices of faith are in the streets and on social media calling for justice in Ferguson.