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Twenty of us were arrested in Ferguson yesterday for an act of repentance.
Clergy members were at the front lines in Ferguson during mass protests on Monday that rocked a city still haunted by the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
In the past few months, the world has witnessed the worst outbreak of Ebola since the disease was first identified in 1976 --- it has already claimed the lives of more than 3,400 people.
Clergy have been in the midst of the struggle in Ferguson, MO since protests broke out following the shooting of Michael Brown.
As the Washington, D.C., premiere of Warner Bros.' new movie, The Good Lie, came to a close, I could barely see the credits through my tears, but the noise of the crowd around me erupting into cheers and the standing ovation was impossible to miss.
Religion must help us reverse climate change.
It is now time to harness this historic goodwill and action of faith-based communities, a group of 5.8 billion people across the globe, to enact significant change for the 58 million children who are out of school.
Lisa recently co-authored Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith with Mae Elise Cannon, Troy Jackson and Soong-Chan Rah.
Lisa Sharon Harper points out that in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, "residents of Ferguson, local and national leaders of historic black churches, and some multi-ethnic mainline Protestant and Catholic church clergy engaged. White evangelical leaders largely fell silent."
When Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended for only two games for beating his fiancée (now wife), it became a dramatic public example of the lack of accountability for professional athletes.