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Woman Prays Her Way Through Injustice

Bryan Stephenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of an organization that tries to help those unjustly convicted of crimes, was trying to free a man ...

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Scene from Film 'Lincoln' on Lincoln's Courageous Leadership

In a powerful scene during the film Lincoln, starring Daniel Day Lewis, the bloody Civil War has tested the nation's endurance, but the tide is finally ...

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Black Actor Achieves Breakthrough Role on 'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood'

A 2016 episode on NPR's "StoryCorps" interviewed Francois Clemmons, who played the role of friendly Officer Clemmons on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood for over ...

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Author Ta-Neishi Coates Wonders about the Church

In his New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a book length letter to his adolescent son, Samori. It's a brutally ...

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Apartheid Was Based on Bad Theology

The system of apartheid in South Africa, a sophisticated but oppressive structure of racism that reigned for decades, was based in large part on theological ...

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A White Woman Learns to Cry 'Black Tears'

Brenda Salter McNeil tells the story of a diverse group of Christians who traveled across the United States visiting some of the places known for their ...

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Statistics on Injustice Against African Americans

Here are a few reasons why race relations in America deserve more attention, not less:

  • The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid.

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MLK Jr. and Nietzsche Respond to Injustice

Some people try to deal with the problem of senseless suffering by abandoning belief in God. But that leaves some big questions: If there is no God, why ...

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A Revival that Washed Away the "Color Line"

God is no respecter of persons, especially when it comes to the gifts of the Spirit. For an example from recent church history, consider the beginning ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Models Christian Civility

If anyone had a right to unleash an uncivil, scathing … attack on his opponents, it was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is hard for [many people ...

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