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Faith Reels: ‘All the Way’ … what kind of Christian are you?

by Bonnie Anderson and Dan Webster

 

HBO is airing a truly important film. ‘All the Way’ is a play by Robert Schenkkan adapted for film. It tells the story of President Lyndon Johnson’s advocacy for the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The film chronicles the effort expended by President Johnson to get the Act through Congress.

 

The two primary actors, Bryan Cranston as Johnson and Melissa Leo as Lady Bird, are both admirable actors and they bring authenticity to the […]

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National Cathedral, Diocese of Alabama, Presiding Bishop-Elect Michael Curry to honor Jonathan Daniels

Jonathan Daniels will join Mother Teresa and Rosa Parks in Washington National Cathedral – his likeness, that is – the third sculpture to be placed in the Human Rights Porch in the historic church. Daniels died in 1965 when he was a seminary student at Episcopal Divinity School (having graduated from Virginia Military Institute as valedictorian in 1961), protecting Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Part-time sheriff Tom Coleman, who also injured Richard Morrisroe, then a Catholic priest, who was with […]

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The Episcopal Church among 188 signing a call to end family detention

The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice are among 188 secular and faith-based organizations signing a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union to President Barack Obama, asking for an end to the detention of families seeking asylum in the U.S., addressing the damage it causes to detainees:

Since the expansion of family detention a year ago, growing evidence continues to demonstrate that mothers and children detained in the Karnes County (TX), Dilley (TX), and Berks County (PA) […]

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Remembering James Reeb

Remembering the Rev. James Reeb, who died fifty years ago today in Selma, Alabama. His march to Selma began long before the day of his death.

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Remembering Selma

When Johnson gave his historic speech advocating for passage of the Voting Rights Bill, he invoked the death of the white minister, James Reeb, as opposed to the black man, Jimmie Lee Jackson. And with the support of a galvanized nation now behind it, the Voting Rights Bill was signed into law on Aug. 6, 1965.

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