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Results for Racial Reconciliation

'Some Folks Just Woke Up:' Families of Victims of Police Brutality Join 'Justice for All' March in Washington, D.C.
Originally Posted: 12/14/2014 - 11:12am | Type: Blog

“We will march until hell freezes over. And when it does, we will march on the ice." “Excuse my ignorance, I thought I was a  free  black man.” “I’m 11 [years old], I ma ...

Are We Missing the Prophetic Connection?
Originally Posted: 12/12/2014 - 10:34am | Type: Blog

May we use this Advent connection to bring divine light to the nasty here and now.   Editor's Note:  This post  originally appeared  at the  Ame ...

Hope — The Most Important Gift
Originally Posted: 12/09/2014 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

I currently serve as Pastoral Associate at a Catholic parish in Buffalo, NY, where our pastor decided to hold monthly Prayer Hours for Peace in response to the violent outbreaks in Syria, the uprising in Fergu ...

Release. Repair. Restore: Thoughts Beyond Ferguson Toward Racial Healing
Originally Posted: 11/26/2014 - 3:05pm | Type: Blog

God’s people are called to be in the business of liberation, and with that work of liberation, our names are changed. We become “repairers of broken places,” and “restorers of streets to live in.” We must take ...

'Dear White People:' A Satire of Injustice
Originally Posted: 10/21/2014 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

Dear White People is clever, loving, angry satire. The film sometimes falters in its process, but delivers the goods when it matters most. The fact that it comes so stingingly close to reality is stunning. It’ ...

The Valley of Lament
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 8:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper Many of us are more comfortable on the plateau of rage or the plain of apathy.  WE HAVE AM ...

The Church, Racial Reconciliation and Ferguson
Originally Posted: 09/18/2014 - 10:56am | Type: Press

September 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Kenneth Fuller ...

ON Scripture: Preaching Reflections on Michael Brown and Ferguson
Originally Posted: 08/15/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: In light of this week’s events in Ferguson, Missouri, several writers at ON Scripture took a few moments to reflect upon what they would/will be preaching on this Sunday. To continue the co ...

1,100 Clergy, Religious Leaders Call For Sentencing Reform In Federal Drug Cases
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 2:29pm | Type: Press

June 3, 2014 Sojo in the News ENews Park Forest ...

Vincent Harding: In Our Cloud Of Witnesses
Originally Posted: 05/27/2014 - 10:42am | Type: Press

May 23, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Donald Sterling: Facade, Fiction, And Forgiveness
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 8:53am | Type: Press

April 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Punishing Donald Sterling Is Good, But It Doesn't Mean Racism Is Dead
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 8:46am | Type: Press

April 30, 2014 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The Criminality Of Blackness
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 12:37pm | Type: Press

March 25, 2014 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Pentecostal Groups Agree to Bridge a Century-old Racial Divide
Originally Posted: 02/19/2014 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

After a racial divide that lasted for nearly a century, two denominations, the Assemblies of God and the United Pentecostal Council of the Assemblies of God, have agreed to a new partnership. ...

Beyond The Dreamer
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 4:26pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2014 Sojo in the News Gar Alperovitz ...

'12 Years a Slave' Prompts Call For Racial Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Press

October 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Adelle Banks ...

Lament from a White Father
Originally Posted: 07/16/2013 - 3:23pm | Type: Blog

Racial profiling is a sin in the eyes of God. It should also be a crime in the eyes of our society, and the laws we enact to protect each other and our common good. It’s time fo ...

Memory, Identity, and the Fourth of July
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

There are moments, before and after the Revolution, that we mutually agree to forget in order to plant hands to hearts and let tears fall on the fourth day of the seventh month every year. ...

Remembering Will Campbell
Originally Posted: 06/06/2013 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

[Will Campbell] confused his critics – first the Right and then the Left – by insisting that his soul did not belong to any team – racial, political, religious, cultural. It belonged to the Kingdom of God. The ...

Joe Biden, John Lewis, and the Long Road to Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 6:24pm | Type: Blog

Vice President Joe Biden at Civil Rights landmark: "... it took me 48 years to get here." This year marks a long list of anniversaries in our nation's long march fo ...

An Alternative to American Apartheid
Originally Posted: 02/01/2013 - 4:12pm | Type: Blog

In remembrance of Douglas’ critique surrounding his 19th century “white countrymen,” and in recognition of our annual celebration of Black History Month, we in the U.S. continue to mourn the deep divisions tha ...

An Inconvenient Truth: I Am Black
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 9:11am | Type: Blog

I am much more likely to live in an impoverished neighborhood, receive an inferior education in a neighborhood school, and not graduate from high school than white students my age. Those are inconvenient truth ...

A Convenient Truth: I Am White
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 9:10am | Type: Blog

There are countless factors one could cite for the current levels of race-based inequality in the U.S., and many opinions exist surrounding potential solutions, yet there are three points of emphasis that need ...

The Night Indianapolis Stood Still
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

Nearly 150 years since the bloodshed in Gettysburg, we are still fighting on the front lines of social issue after social issue, classifying votes by race, and displaying hatred toward our fellow citizens. ...

The Parable of Shirley Sherrod
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

The Shirley Sherrod <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/07/21/agriculture.employee.usda/index.html" target="_blank">incident</a>, the latest stumble in our nation's c ...

The Hard Work of Racial Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Several years ago, I visited a slave castle along the coast of Ghana, West Africa. This castle was one of the primary centers for shipping slaves from Africa to the New World. Sev ...

What Rand Paul and I Have in Common
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I'm not a college student anymore, but Dr. Rand Paul just gave me some homework.</p> I'm not a college student anymore, but Dr. Rand Paul just gave me some homewor ...

The Global Emergence Won't Be Televised
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </ ...

An Open Letter to the Emergent Church Movement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </em>article "<a href="http://www ...

I Am Emergent and I Don't Fit the Stereotype
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </em>article "<a href="http://www ...

Looking at Christ Through Cultural Lenses
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Looking at me, pale-skinned and blonde-haired, you would not know that I come from a diverse background with an African-American great-grandmother and an American-Indian great-grandfather. ...

Black History Month Syndrome
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://edwardg.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/black-history-month278x2001.jpg"></a>I've kind of avoided the topic of Black History Month this year until now, almost th ...

A Reconciliation Reading List for Black History Month
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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The Author of Time's Report on Race and Megachurches: Interview with David Van Biema
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Racial reconciliation among evangelicals is one of those slippery topics that come and go based on which national leader is currently jazzed about it. Racial reconciliation among ...

Time's Report on Race and Megachurches: The Backstory
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<em>Time</em> magazine's Jan. Time magazine's Jan. 11 issue hit newsstands last week with a compelling teaser on its cover: "How Megachurches Are He ...

Megachurches Make (Some) Progress on Crossing the Racial Divide
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As you probably know, one of the big articles making the rounds this week is <a href="http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1950943,00.html">Time magazine's major repor ...

Video Interview with Vincent Harding
Originally Posted: 05/20/2014 - 8:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi Matt Hildreth Vincent Harding ...

Crossing the Lines: A White Reporter's View of the Civil Rights Movement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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Deadly Viper Blind Spots: When Uninformed Intentions Have Hurtful Outcomes
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

One of the toughest parts of being the author of a book about racial reconciliation is that when the latest racial incident flares up, everyone expects you to chime in with your two cents. ...

Gran Torino Revisited
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I had starting writing this post last night, before receiving <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/10/30/why-clint-eastwood-can-be-trusted-with-mandela-and-why-glenn-beck-cant-be-trusted-with-mlk/"& ...

Sister Sotomayor: Lady Justice
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed more than one month ago, so why, you may ask, am I just now penning a blog about her historic appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court? The answer is easy -- I was scared. I ...

Do a New Thing: 20 Years After Spike Lee's Groundbreaking Film on Race in America
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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A White Woman's Turn as a Minority Under the Microscope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>It was hard to miss me on the lava-rocked streets of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, while I was working for a locally led organization, <a href="http://healafrica.org/cms/">HEAL A ...

Self-Segregation In Social Networks
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Every day across America we see self-segregation in lunchrooms, in classrooms, and in church pews on Sunday morning. But how about online?</p> Every day across America we se ...

Evangelical Leaders Overlook Minorities
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

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Tulia and Jena: America in Miniature
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

I moved to Tulia, Texas, in the summer of 1998, a year before <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/10/the-war-on-drugs-in-tulia-texas/">a massive drug bust decimated the black side of town< ...

Racial Reconciliation: A Necessary Conversion
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

In 2001, my husband Bill was jolted out of racial complacency. In 2001, my husband Bill was jolted out of racial complacency. Through books he read and conversations he had with A ...

Obama and the Beloved Community: Are We There Yet?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Many have commented on how Senator Obama's election has the power and potential to recast and redeem America's image in the world, usher in a new style of politics rooted in bridge-building and pro ...

Latino Evangelicals and the Mosaic Shift
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I am what some refer to as a brown evangelical -- in short, a Latino evangelical. Usually when the media speaks of evangelicals we are one of the groups that is left out. I am wha ...

Vision of a New Day
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

The first thing I read this morning was a reflection on the meaning of this week's events for the church. The first thing I read this morning was a reflection on the meaning ...