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Sewanee Formally Repudiates “Lost Cause” Doctrine

In an email sent to the Sewanee community earlier today, the Board of Regents at Sewanee announced that it formally repudiates the doctrine of the “lost cause” (the idea that the Confederate cause in the Civil War was just, and which was later used to enforce laws requiring racial segregation in the South).

The University’s history, like America’s history, is a mix of light and shadow. In this long-overdue American moment of confronting systemic racism four centuries after Jamestown, two and […]

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Brotherhood of St. Andrew addresses racial reconciliation

“The creation of this Committee on Racial Reconciliation is a statement that tells the church and our members we are very serious concerning the challenges that racism presents us in bringing men and youth closer to Christ,” [Brotherhood of St. Andrew] President Butcher said.

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Rising racial conflict and the decline of church

The Atlantic has a new article titled “Breaking Faith” which argues that the decline in religious participation, rather than leading to lessening of the “culture wars,” has instead made possible a much more vicious cultural struggle rooted in race and tribal affiliation with little common ground on which to build reconciliation and renewal.

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ENS reports on Executive Council meeting

Episcopal News Service has several reports from the Executive Council meeting held over the weekend in Fort Worth, and will have further coverage as details emerge. We invite your comments on this recent meeting.

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