There was tension among two groups of activists after Just Leadership — with which the faith leaders were aligned — was briefly prevented from entering City Hall grounds Thursday morning after two members of “No New Jails” were arrested for chaining themselves to the entry gates. Just Leadership placed former Rikers’s residents and those directly impacted by their prison experiences front and center at their rally. Over and over, the group’s leaders urged protesters to let those who had suffered most be heard. 


Negative social attitudes, such as racism and discrimination, damage the health of those who are targeted by triggering a cascade of aberrant biological responses, including abnormal gene activity. 

Meagan Jordan 10-21-2019

R&B singer Fantasia recently advised women to "let your man lead the way." 

R. Drew Smith 10-21-2019

Lessons we can learn from peacebuilding in South Africa and Rwanda. 

Russell L. Meek 10-18-2019

I have the right degrees from the right institution and I hold the right theological positions. I’m an inerrantist, I hold to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, and I am gravely concerned that our history of political maneuvering has cloaked a love for power in the language of right theology.

the Web Editors 10-18-2019

An interfaith friendship 800 years ago, civil disobedience for refugees, the truth question, and more.

Matt Dodrill 10-18-2019

A racial leveraging of forgiveness followed Amber Guyger’s trial in Dallas.

Jim Wallis 10-17-2019

Autocrats and strongmen all over the world attack the free press and the idea of objective truth because they want you only to be able to listen to their truth. As Trump always puts it, “Believe me.” It's a way of governing that holds people captive because they depend on the strongman to tell them what the truth is. So when you take away the truth, you are purposely trying to take away people’s freedom.

Julián Castro recently announced policy to end state-sponsored discrimination against LGBTQ families.

The Maryland Democrat was first elected to office in 1996.