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Julian Bond, civil rights leader, has died at 75

Julian Bond rose to prominence in the 1960s, advocating for civil rights, and remained active until recently. He was the N.A.A.C.P. chairman in the 1990s, and spoke in favor of marriage for same-sex couples.

A number of outlets have profiled him since his death:

Official announcement from Southern Poverty Law Center
New York Times
NPR (No transcript yet, just audio)
The Root writes that Bond considered running for president in

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Religious historian The Rev Owen Chadwick has died, 99 years of age

The Rev Owen Chadwick, priest, professor, and prolific author of religious history works, is remembered in an in-depth obituary published by the Guardian.

In addition to his many scholarly achievements, Chadwick was a leading figure in the Church of England, leading it through a difficult transition period as a member of the Chadwick Commission.

From the Obituary:

However, his greatest public service lay in his work for the Church of England, and especially his skilled chairmanship of the commission that bore his name […]

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James Kiefer, known to Christians for his hagiographies of Church figures, passed away on April 18th, 2015

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, K Street

James Kiefer, an amateur Church biographer who worked as a mathematician, passed away on April 18th, 2015.

His biographies are collected in several places, including a Rowan university site curated by Darren Provine, and on the website of The Society of Archbishop Justus.

Provine shared Kiefer’s obituary with the Practical Christian Life listserv.

From his email:

James worked at NIH as a mathematician for about 40 years until 2008. In later years he was at his desk nearly daily although officially retired.  […]

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