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The Olympics, Human Rights, and Holy Mischief
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>"God Is Love," inscribed on the tracksuit of the athlete who would become the second-fastest man alive, is what first caught the attention of Australian Olympic official Ray Weinberg in the ...

Slavery Apology--One Step Forward
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I'm still "down under" -- wrapping up my book tour in Australia. The news from the U.S. I'm still "down under" -- wrapping up my book tour in Austra ...

A Woman's Place is in the House ... of Bishops
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It was almost 16 years ago that I sat in the debating chamber of Church House in Westminster and voted as a member of the House of Clergy to ordain women to the priesthood in the Church of England. ...

A Woman's Place is in the House ... of Bishops
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It was almost 16 years ago that I sat in the debating chamber of Church House in Westminster and voted as a member of the House of Clergy to ordain women to the priesthood in the Church of England. ...

A Woman's Place is in the House ... of Bishops
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

It was almost 16 years ago that I sat in the debating chamber of Church House in Westminster and voted as a member of the House of Clergy to ordain women to the priesthood in the Church of England. ...

Brain Surgery with a Switch-blade
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

that 3,400 people (ranging in age from 13 to 74) are an adequate and representative sampling of 39 million? ...

Jesse Helms' Passing -- the End of an Era?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As a former North Carolinian, I have very mixed feelings regarding the death of Senator Jesse Helms. When my late grandfather Roy B. Clogston was the athletic director of NC State from 1948-69, he bec ...

Use Your Freedom to Defend Others' (Unveiling India's Apartheid, Part 4)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Slavery in the United States did not end in a night or even a year or decade. Slavery in the United States did not end in a night or even a year or decade. Even now, long past sla ...

Unveiling India's Apartheid (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

In the shadow of India's economic miracle lies a people often deemed untouchable, largely impoverished, and seemingly invisible. In the shadow of India's economic miracl ...

Two Firsts
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The fact that an African American and a woman each ran so strongly in the long primary season of this election year speaks very well of the country. The fact that an African Ameri ...

A Transformational Moment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

When the historic legislative milestone of the Voting Rights Act finally passed in 1965, I was still a young teenager. Until then, black people in America didn't have the right to vote. ...

Black-Brown Unity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>When I first decided to spend this semester of my college career in Washington, D.C., I did not expect to work for the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=CC ...

'Pray the Devil Back to Hell'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The following is an interview with Abigail Disney, producer of the documentary <A href="http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com">Pray the Devil Back to Hell</A>, which rec ...

Wright Ex-Factor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Over the last several days, I watched Rev. Jeremiah Wright in discussions of faith, theology, history, and culture on television. The three-plus hours I devoted to PBS and CNN amounted to som ...

Don Imus and VA Tech - A Year Later
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

disciples, if you love one another." ~John 13:35 "Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet ...

Is King's Complete Message Breaking Through?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

sort of ironic that I'm envious of Jeremiah Wright's new 1.3 Million $ mansion. I better pray ...

Recommended Reading: Taylor Branch on MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Read <A title=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/opinion/06branch.html?_r=1&amp;sq=taylor%20branch&amp;st=nyt&amp;oref=slogin&amp;scp=1&amp;pagewanted=print href="http://www ...

The Rev. Wright Effect; Rice on Race
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

www.emaxhealth.com/53/16637.html "According to the 2000 census, blacks make up approximately 13% of the US population. ...

From Prophetic Anger to Apocalyptic Hope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The recent controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright has initiated a new conversation about race in America. The recent controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright has initiate ...

Engaging with "A More Perfect Union"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Like many (I hope most) people, I was deeply moved and impressed by Senator Obama's speech on race. Like many (I hope most) people, I was deeply moved and impres ...

For Whites Only: Things to Consider When Entering the Race Conversation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

ago[3/13/08]... Such a clanging double standard raises doubts about Obama's character and judgment, ...

Exorcising Racial Demons: Part II
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." ~John 13:35 Great job Melvin and I ... will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." ~John 13:35 (Diversity, God's ...

How Wrong Was Rev. Wright?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On a Sunday when Americans flooded houses of worship seeking words of comfort, hope, and healing, Rev. On a Sunday when Americans flooded houses of worship seeking wo ...

Exorcising Racial Demons: Part I
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

~John 13:35 Thanks Melvin Bray, I readily Thanks Melvin Bray, I readily appreciate, ... ~John 13:35 (Barack Obama, Diversity, God's Politics, Jeremiah Wright, Race, Racial and Social ...

Healing the Wounds of Race
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>It has simmered throughout this campaign, and now race has exploded into the center of the media debate about the presidential race. It has simmered throughout this c ...

Why America Needs the Uncensored Prophetic Voice of the Black Church
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The media frenzy over the remarks of Barack Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, raise critical challenge to the prophetic role and voice of the black church. ...

Putting Rev. Wright's Preaching in Perspective
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The current media flap over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's former pastor, strikes me as nothing short of strange. The current media flap over the Rev. ...

MLK and Identity Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The 40th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination - April 4, 1968 - will soon be upon us. As I remember Dr. King against the backdrop of this 2008 presidential elec ...

Brothers and Sisters at the Borders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the past year, political expediency, xenophobia, and extremism defeated reason, compromise, and reconciliation in the immigration debate. The level of animosity directed towards the immigr ...

A Mosaic Revival: High-Definition Election 2008 Part II
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

can really call it that) may have started when she was 13 or 14 years old. I really have a hard time ...

Sorry Day
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A title=http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html">Wh ...

Mystery Quote Quiz of the Week
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Who said: Who said: "There still persists a macho mentality that ignores the novelty of Christianity, which recognizes and proclaims the equal dignity and ...

Australia Says Sorry: "This is history, unna?"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

(football). Matty just started his first year at high school and though it was a school day, this 13 ... of a 13-year-old Indigenous boy asking if my life witnessed too: "This is history unna?" ... on Wednesday, 13 January 2008, were not empty. We have a responsibility to hold the government accountable ...

Election 2008 in High-Definition: Beyond Black and White
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Without question the 2008 election is a historic time. Much has been said about the momentous nature of this presidential election. A woman, an African American, and a Latino were all trying ...

I'm an Idiot
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>Lately I keep wishing I was somebody else. Somebody different. Somebody better than me. </P> Lately I keep wishing I was somebody else. Somebody different. Some ...

Who's Not Ready for Minority Leadership?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>A pastor of a large metropolitan church once sought me out for some advice. A pastor of a large metropolitan church once sought me out for some advice. He was told by ...

Mosaics: The New Multicultural Conspirators
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/the-new-conspirators-by-tom-si.html">Last week</A> I shared a snapshot of the new monastics. This week I will look at the ...

Young, Brown, and Weird
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Schools in the U.S. Schools in the U.S. have been resegregating themselves at a fast clip for the past 15 years or so, and the racial demographics of some districts a ...

Interview with John Sayles on Religion, Race, and Rock and Roll
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Recently, I had the opportunity to interview John Sayles about his movie <A href="http://honeydripper-movie.com/">Honeydripper</A>, a multilayered and complex account of ...

Listening to MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/mlks-unfinished-revolution-by.html">Mary Nelson just posted on MLK's Riverside speech</A>, but I have some r ...

MLK's Unfinished Revolution
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Martin Luther King's <A href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm">sermon at Riverside Church</A> linked the devastating Vietnam war to the s ...

In the Image of God: Male and Female
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Luke 13:34. "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how ... 15:26' 16:8 and 16:13-14. Jesus calls Him the Holy Spirit (pneuma)and then uses the pronoun ... and 16:13-14. Jesus calls Him the Holy Spirit (pneuma)and then uses the pronoun "he". Since Jesus said ...

Women, Faith, and Presidential Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>During the South Carolina Republican debate, Mike Huckabee garnered greatest applause when defending his views of wifely submission as part of his evangelical faith. ...

Diversity as Christian Practice-Not Just a Church Program
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>A week before Thanksgiving, I spoke in Lake Tahoe for the clergy convocation of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church, a sprawling geography that comprises a wide array ...

Race and the Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>New studies managed by the Pew Charitable Trusts show us how far the country still needs to go in achieving economic equality. New studies managed by the Pew Charitab ...

Jena is America
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Today, Sept. 20, over 10,000 people will converge on Jena, Louisiana, to call for justice for the "Jena 6." Thousands more will hold vigils in cities across America. As <a href=& ...

Am I a Pro-Cancer PC Thug?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/070206_sexism.jpg"></a>Okay, I may be a PC thug. I care less about good intentions Okay, I may be a PC t ...

Same-sex marriage and sacramental unity
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 9:21am | Type: Blog

In 1963, William Stringfellow - movement theologian, Sojourners mentor, and gay man - had the following to say about mainline churches who were pondering whether to join the struggle for African-American civil ...

January 2004 Sojourners
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 9:47am | Type: Product

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Is That Racism on Your Shoe?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 3:28pm | 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 ...