This past week I was walking home from the school drop-off with a newish friend. Swapping stories about the basics of our lives. Marital status, where we grew up, favorite pastimes.
It has been over a week since the news story broke of the deadly beating of 16 year old Derrion Albert on Chicago's South
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke often of something he called the beloved community. This was the title given to describe a reality in which freedom, love, justice, and reconciliation would reign.
Just peace theory proceeds from the premise that peace is a day by day effort. It is a process that requires vision, skill, and courage.
I was recently talking with a European-American friend of mine who is also an evangelical. I am African-American and evangelical.
Over the past couple of months, I've followed the unfolding story of Lubna Hussein, the Sudanese woman who
Here we go again. Some people raise the issue of race (this time about the ways others are talking about or treating the first black U.S. president) and the media goes crazy.
I love my fellow citizens who have taken to the street against President Obama and his plans for health-care reform.
I believe our nation works best with robust and civic dialogue and civil debate.