Adam Taylor 07-01-2008

In the shadow of India's economic miracle lies a people often deemed untouchable, largely impoverished, and seemingly invisible. Bubbling beneath the shimmering image of a new India is a cauldron of inequality, caste-based subordination, and religious tension that could boil over into even greater civil strife and violence. At the center of these forces lies the Dalit struggle. While Dalit rights are often denied and hopes are crushed, growing political, economic, and spiritual empowerment [...]

Apologies for slavery must be followed by steps to justice.
Jordan Buckley 01-29-2008

Nothing has exposed the severe ethical troubles of the world´s second largest burger chain quite so lucidly as a slave break in Florida´s tomato country in November.

Burger King, under fire for turning a blind eye to the rampant human rights abuses in the fields where they buy their tomatoes, decided to react. But in lieu of taking responsibility for the conditions, like McDonald´s, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell have in recent years, Burger King opted to deny that farmworker enslavement and sub-poverty wages exist.

In the public debate over immigration reform, President Bush has been pushing a guest worker program that would allow immigrant workers to apply for temporary employment in certain sectors.

David Batstone 03-01-2007

Through faith and business savvy, the Hagar Project gives new life to freed slaves in Cambodia.

Elizabeth Palmberg 03-01-2007

The 18th and 19th century movement to abolish slavery, with its many Christian leaders, has much to teach us.

David Batstone 03-01-2007

The modern global slave trade and those who fight it.

In September,

In September, cities on the Atlantic seaboard between Boston and Charleston, South Carolina, will host a dramatic journey of truth telling and reconciliation. White Americans and Europeans will walk silently through the streets literally yoked together with the chains and coffles used to control the slaves traded at

Dr. Samuel Cotton, a pioneer of the modern anti-slavery movement, died in December after a protracted battle with cancer.

The world now has purple M&Ms, but hold your applause for the little chocolates until the West African cocoa fields are rid of child slavery.

Folks in Midland, Texas, are fed up with slavery and they aren't going to take it anymore.

Rose Marie Berger 09-01-2001

How Isabella Baumfree became Sojourner Truth.

Yvonne V. Delk 09-01-2001

2001 marked the 150th anniversary of Sojourner Truth's famous "Arn't I A Woman?" speech. What does this preacher, agitator, theologian, and ex-slave have to say to us today?

Ryan Rodrick Beiler 07-01-2001
Left and right, Sudan's finally getting much needed attention.
Bob McLalan 03-01-2001
A conservative Republican makes the case for reparations for African Americans.
Tony P. Hall 09-01-2000
Why we should apologize for slavery.
Ryan Rodrick Beiler 01-01-2000

The U.S. State Department this fall cited Sudan as potentially subject to economic sanctions under the International Religious Freedom Act for its persecution of Christians and other religious groups.

Jim Rice 09-01-1998

Tens of millions of people were forcibly taken from their homes in Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Jim Rice 09-01-1998

Tens of millions of people were forcibly taken from their homes in Africa in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Danny Duncan Collum 03-01-1998

Oscar time is a'coming, and with it another chance to consider the relationship between Steven Spielberg's world and our own.