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EWC on Trayvon Martin

“Trayvon’s tragic death calls us all to recommit ourselves to the dismantling of racism and all forms of oppression.”

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Bishop/COO Sauls on Trayvon Martin

“We cannot help but wonder if the shooter had been black, and the victim, white, would an arrest not have already been made? At least I cannot help but wonder that. And when I think about it, I find myself getting angrier.”

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The Confederate battle flag on display at Episcopal cemetery

Coming right up to the rear of the church was a small cemetery. I noticed some of the graves red, white and blue flags, the kind of flag a child might wave at a veterans parade. Some of those red, white and blue flags were the American flag, but others were the Confederate battle flag.

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Students take stand against racist Halloween costumes

Ohio University student Sarah Williams says she was at a Halloween party last year when she snapped a picture of someone in black face. “It angers me and it’s unacceptable,” Williams said in an interview with Colorlines.com on Monday. So she and some fellow students decided to do something about it—and they’ve captured national attention in the process.

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The Church, repentance, and racial reconciliation

If the church cannot forge the path to racial reconciliation, it will not happen anywhere. This is the place where miracles occur. Whenever whites and blacks build a bridge of love, respect and true appreciation for one another, where genuine equity emerges, it is a miracle.

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Fighting cancer, minorities more likely to go for broke

Although the data, culled from a telephone-based surveillance study, did not allow for an in-depth analysis of the reasons underlying end-of-life choices, religious beliefs appeared to play an important role. The authors found that patients who said that their life expectancy “was in God’s hands” were more willing to deplete their savings.

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