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Bloody July

Bloody July

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The days immediately following July 4 left the nation wounded, heartbroken, and unsettled. On July 5, a police officer in Baton Rouge shot and killed Alton Sterling after pinning him to the ground. Alton had been selling DVDs outside a convenience store. On July 6, a police officer in a suburb...

Race Without Color

Race Without Color

Written by Jared Diamond on

Science often violates simple common sense. Our eyes tell us that the Earth is flat, that the sun revolves around the Earth, and that we humans are not animals. But we now ignore that evidence of our senses. We have learned that our planet is in fact round and revolves around the sun, and that...

America's schools are still segregated by race and class. That has to end

America's schools are still segregated by race and class. That has to end

Written by The Guardian – Bobby Scott on

This week marks the 62nd anniversary of the landmark supreme court ruling in Brown v Board of Education, which concluded that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal”, and compelled states to provide for educational opportunity that is “available to all on equal terms”. Thanks...

Making Reconciliation and Evangelism the Church’s New Normal

Making Reconciliation and Evangelism the Church’s New Normal

Written by Mary Frances Schjonberg on

[Episcopal News Service] The General Convention last summer set a bold agenda for The General Convention to work for racial reconciliation and evangelism; work that now has begun in some unexpected ways. For instance, church leaders have begun the work of racial reconciliation by deeply...

Houston Symposium Addresses Reconciliation

Houston Symposium Addresses Reconciliation

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A social justice symposium featuring the Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, assistant bishop New York and civil rights attorney and Houston pastor, the Rev. Valda Jean Combs will be held Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Houston.

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