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What Keeps Us From Living MLK's Dream?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last year Naomi Tutu and I met on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to keep vigil on the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friends joined us from around the cou ...

Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

She is a girl whose father sold her to strangers. They took her far from home, and now she is a prostitute. He works for no money paying off the debt of a long dead ancestor. She ...

The Collapse of Evangelicalism?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

In the March 10 edition of <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em>, <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/0310/p09s01-coop.html">Michael Spencer predicts "the coming evangelica ...

Is the 'Ebony Experiment' Wrong?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

An <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-buying-black-09-mar09,0,5889126.story">article</a> in the <em>Chicago Tribune</em> caught my attention this week. ...

Let's Talk About Race
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Most of my life I have been thinking about race and religion -- as a child when my family left my native Costa Rica to move to inner-city New Jersey, as a teenager struggling to develop my faith an ...

10 Reasons We Don't Like to Talk About Race
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Last week, I shared a post titled "<a title="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/19/eric-holder-on-america-and-race-a-nation-of-cowards/" href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/02/19/eric-holder-on-am ...

New York Post Monkey Cartoon: Beyond the Pale
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

What?! Really... the editors of the <em>New York Post</em> thought this would work?</p> What?! Really... the editors of the New York Post thought this woul ...

Is A-Rod Forgiveable?
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

Over brunch with my husband and one of my best guy friends last weekend, conversation turned, as it does, to Major League Baseball, doping and the nature of sin.</p> Over br ...

Rare Repentance: John Lewis Receives Apology from Attacker
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=events.M2EP&amp;item=M2EP-bio-john-lewis"></a>I have been studying the civil rights movement for over a decade, and continue to ...

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< ...

Inauguration Journal: Scattered Thoughts Over Four Days of History
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>It's a better country than I thought it was. I honestly wouldn't have thought this possible. I guess I would have agreed with the older generation of African Americans in my neighborhood: Th ...

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 ...

Creating a New American Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. America has come from Native American genocid ...

Crossing the Line Between Legitimate Criticism and Anti-Semitism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

It is appropriate and necessary to criticize Israel's excessive military attacks in Gaza. It is appropriate and necessary to criticize Israel's excessive military attack ...

Will Obama Spell Justice Outside of the U.S.?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

More people around the world will watch Barack Obama's inauguration than any other presidential inauguration in history. More people around the world will watch Barack Obama& ...

A Public Prayer of Thanksgiving
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

This historic proclamation of <a href="http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/thanks.htm#Transcription%20of%20George%20Washington%27s%20Proclamation">"A Day of Public Thanksgiving and Pray ...

Hate Crimes, Racist Incidents Escalate After Obama's Election
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

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A South African Role Model of Reconciliation
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Since the historic election of Nov. 4, I have been part of discussions with college students and faith-based institutions that have experienced racial tension and intolerance on their campuses. ...

Overcoming Shame: Achievements, Challenges, and Our Identity in Obama's America, Part 2
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3975">continued from part 1</a>] [<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/romal-tune-joel-sermon">read all four parts</a> ...

Obama: The Power of a Precedent
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo. I live in a small but proud neighborhood in Saint Paul, called Rondo. In the early 1960s, it was a vibrant, t ...

A TKO and a Split Decision
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

My wife and I were sitting watching the election returns come in on CNN. She was 'chatting' online with some of her friends. My wife and I were sitting watching the ele ...

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 ...

Changing Places: How the Obama Election Transformed Historic Locations
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Having talked to many friends since the election, I am conscious of how lots of us are still trying to let what happened sink in. Having talked to many friends since the election, ...

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 ...

Black and White Evangelical Voters: A Teachable Moment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday, November 5, Wolf Blitzer listed "The Losers" in Tuesday's historic election on CNN. In the wee hours of the morning on ...

A Great Bedtime Story
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

America took a quantum leap forward by electing Barack Obama the first ethnic minority president. America took a quantum leap forward by electing Barack Obama the first ethnic min ...

Post-racial? No, Not Yet -- So Let's Get to Work
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I shed tears last night as I stood with thousands in Chicago's Grant Park cheering our new President-elect Obama, contrasting that with crowds' hatred and bigotry I experiences more than 40 years a ...

Letter to the Man Who Yelled at Me
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Dear Sir,</p> Dear Sir, I am writing you this letter after much internal debate to inform you of the many realizations that erupted within me after our very brief encoun ...

Court Victory for Orlando's Homeless - Now What?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I confess, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2513">it feels good to win.</a> It is easy to slip into the trap of feeling as if we have vanquished the oppressor and slain ...

The Legacy of Wartime Slurs
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I thought our culture had no more use for wartime curses. Granted, my sophisticated analysis is nothing more than noticing if people are calling <em>me</em> any names, until I realized ...

Obama Hung in Effigy at Christian College
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... This is hard to read. Hard to swallow. Hard to understand ... especially when it happens at a Christian universit ...

In the Band without Leading It
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">Click here to see all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race</a>.]</p> [ Clic ...

The New Monastics and Mosaic Leadership: Otra Voz
Originally Posted: 02/11/2013 - 1:15pm | Type: Blog

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Reconciliation's Challenge for New Monastic Communities
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

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A Bias Against Sunday Segregation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

American churches are still segregated, and it is the way most of us&mdash;regardless of our race&mdash;would like to keep it. American churches are still segregated, and ...

A Nation of Jenas
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan How God's Word empowers us to fight racism. Seven guards, one nurse, and a 14-year-old bo ...

Back to School
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary for September. This would be a good month to rest the ...

Citizens Remember
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger After a two-year process, the Greensboro (North Carolina) Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the first of its kind in ...

Covenant Living
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 6:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth Covenants order our lives, our faith communities, and, in the best of times, our nations. The promises and agreements God makes to us, and that we make to one another, ...

From Fear to Truth
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Deanna Wylie Mayer America's first truth and reconciliation commission tries to bring healing to a divided community. ...

Dirty Laundry Gets Airing
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Deanna Wylie Mayer The Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission held three public hearings between July and October last year to lo ...

The Tupelo Miracle
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum How faith and a newspaper transformed a Mississippi community. Increasingl ...

Creating New Wineskins
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 8:32am | Type: Magazine Article

J. Daryl Byler While many in the U.S. civil rights movement were busy integrating lunch counters, others took on an even tougher challeng ...

Re-Education Camp
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler In Auburn, Alabama, two all-white fraternities wore ...

Flagging Racial Progress
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Mississippi votes to keep the 'Stars and Bars.' As the world knows by now, on A ...

How I Changed My Mind
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob McLalan A conservative Republican makes the case for reparations for African Americans. I recently heard a ...

Honkey Payback
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 7:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Honky, by Yale sociologist Dalton Conley, is a memoir of growing up during the 1970s and 1980s in the projects of ...

Is That Racism on Your Shoe?
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 2:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Rice A straight-shooting white friend once commented that whenever blacks and whites are together it's like there's a &qu ...

Virtual Hate
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 9:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Stacia M. Brown The Internet has rekindled the zeal and magnified the power of hate groups. What can we do to fight back? ...

You Say You Want a Revolution?
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 9:39am | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Bellinger Resistance Records recruits soldiers for 'racial holy war.' Human rights groups have ...