Church in Seattle commemorates 75th anniversary of imprisonment of Japanese Americans

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Yesterday, February 19th, marked the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by Franklin D. Roosevelt, which led to the internment of hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans during WWII. St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Seattle is an historically Japanese American congregation, and has been holding a series of events to commemorate the anniversary.

Falls Church dedicates plaque to slaves who built it

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Falls Church, the Episcopal church in the northern Virginia town of the same name, is an historic congregation, dating back to before the Revolutionary War. The building of Falls Church was erected in 1769, and although there are no definitive records of slaves doing the work, there is sufficient evidence to draw that conclusion. On February 11, the church dedicated a plaque to those laborers.

Southern Baptist leader: will Evangelical white voters be “on the right side of Jesus”?

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“White American Christians who respond to cultural tumult with nostalgia fail to do this. They are blinding themselves to the injustices faced by their black and brown brothers and sisters in the supposedly idyllic Mayberry of white Christian America. That world was murder, sometimes literally, for minority evangelicals.” – Russell Moore

Tim Vivian honored by The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church

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He is honored for his article “Wake the Devil from His Dream: Thomas Dudley, Quincy Ewing, Religion, and the ‘Race Problem’ in the Jim Crow South” published in the December 2014 issue of Anglican and Episcopal History. The selection committee noted the article makes excellent use of primary and secondary sources to create two portraits in a landscape of racial division that we, sadly, still recognize today.

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Why Anti-racism? part 2

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We want people to come to Anti-Racism training cheerfully and not grudgingly because there is some church canon or decree from their bishop that they have to check this box or miss out on some needed certification. We want people to come to Anti-Racism training because learning how to overcome the sin of racism will enable us to love one another as Jesus loves each one of us.