“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.
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.
the National Cathedral has been moving towards removal of Confederate symbols in their stained glass windows. According to RNS, it appears as though that panes showing the Confederate battle flag were quietly removed last month.
“Our sisters and brothers in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church have asked us to make [our] solidarity visible by participating in “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday” on Sunday, September 6.”
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