Day: March 3, 2015

Church and Empire

“Can a church run by privileged people who have little to no firsthand knowledge of systemic oppression effectively minister to oppressed folks?
“Probably not.”

Cleveland congregations continue to push for police reform, city engagement

The Rev J. Bennett Guess, a national officer of the United Church of Christ, plans to attend Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s State of the City address tomorrow in order to speak out about the city’s response to a recent lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old shot dead shortly before Thanksgiving by …

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No clemency, but a brief reprieve in the Kelly Gissendaner case

Kelly Gissendaner, scheduled to be executed first in February, and then last night, has seen her execution postponed once more. The Episcopal Café reported over the weekend on Gissendaner’s case. The mother of three was convicted of planning the murder of her husband in 1997, but is reported to have turned her life around in prison, undergoing a religious …

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