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Seth Naicker 02-20-2009
Freedom is on my mind. In the case of South Africa, political freedom was achieved almost 15 years ago. It was a freedom from the heresy of Apartheid.
Melvin Bray 02-19-2009
What?! Really... the editors of the New York Post thought this would work?
Eugene Cho 02-19-2009
Are you a coward? Chicken? When it comes to the issue of race, why are Americans [including Christians] so reticent and reluctant to engage in honest conversations? What are we scared of?

With the bicentennials of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin the subject of numerous conferences, articles, and television shows this month, we also should remember another important commemoration in 2009: the centennial of the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Troy Jackson 02-17-2009

I have been studying the civil rights movement for over a decade, and continue to be amazed by the stories of courage and sacrifice that marked that heroic era in United States history.

Alan Bean 02-17-2009
I moved to Tulia, Texas, in the summer of 1998, a year before a massive drug bust decimated the black side of town.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow 01-29-2009
Beyond anguish, what can we say about the massive death and destruction in Gaza and the traumatic fear of falling rockets in Israel?
Jim Wallis 01-22-2009

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: This day would never come in our lifetimes-but here it is.

Rabbi Arthur Waskow 01-22-2009
I thought God -- the real God, the One who cares passionately about justice, peace, and diversity -- came out rather well in the inaugural ceremonies.
Joseph Lowery 01-22-2009

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, thou who has brought us thus far along the way, thou who has by thy might led us into the light, keep us forever in the path, we pray, lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee, lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee.

Jim Wallis 01-19-2009
The day after the inauguration, I will be joining with Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, and Christian leaders at the National Prayer Service for our new president.
Cathleen Falsani 01-16-2009
The first openly gay Episcopal bishop.

The first female president of the Disciples of Christ.

Jennifer Svetlik 01-15-2009
Right now at Sojourners we are feeling the energy of all the activities planned around the inauguration-the concerts, worship services, MLK day of service, and of course,
Kathryn Stanley 01-15-2009
As my mother and I prepare to "Thelma and Louise-it" to travel to Washington for the Obama inauguration, my excitement is tempered with anxiety.
Joseph Lowery 01-14-2009

You would think attempting to summarize my feelings on having been asked to deliver the Benediction at the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama-would be simple. In fact, it's quite a challenge; given the flood of emotions I have experienced ...

Randy Woodley 01-12-2009
We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history.
Barry Clemson 01-08-2009
The dynamics of "violence begets violence" are simple and probably understood by everyone who has ever been in a fight.
Vincent Harding 12-09-2008

I think it was sometime early in 2007 that I began to find myself almost possessed by a profound premonitory sense that the next year, this year, 2008, would be filled with a special power.

Onleilove Alston 12-08-2008
Jamie: We took a puzzle system of trains for about an hour or so until we pulled to an unexpected stop on the tracks, just feet from the platform of 125th Street.

Odetta has gone home.

Artists that touch our hearts help us to see, and they speak for us our own mute truth. A spiritual breath of courage and grace breathes through them and upon us. Our base selves, slouching away from our humanity, stand up straight and recognize that our human being is found in righteous relationships, and we are translated into our more noble selves.

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