Day: July 13, 2015

And how would I know when I am wrong?

David Runcorn, ordained minister in the Church of England, explains the surprising role that Evangelical Christianity played in reinforcing apartheid in South Africa, noting that Evangelical and Reformed Churches have expressed remorse and guilt over their role in racial discrimination. Citing Richard Burridge, author of “Imitating Jesus”, Runcorn takes this a step farther, and asks how …

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Pope Francis visits infamous Bolivian prison, Palmasola and President Obama plans trip to federal prison in Oklahoma; is the wind shifting on our mass incarceration policies?

All Things Considered ran this Arun Rath story about the Pontiff’s stop at Palmasola, part of a tour through Latin America. (Transcript) Palmasola is the biggest jail in Bolivia, and has become famous after news reports exposed corruption and violence permitted by the guards in exchange for bribes. The papal visit was chronicled in a …

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HuffingtonPost inter-faith series on #BlackLivesMatter kicks off

#PropheticGrief banner from Middle Collegiate Church website The Huffington Post is running a new inter-faith series on #BlackLivesMatter, starting with The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D., who writes a moving first-hand account of her thoughts and observations following the news that a 7th church was burning. Rev. Lewis shares the call to action of her …

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