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Black Clergy Seek to Bridge 'Green' Gap
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

At Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, members and neighbors buy fruits and vegetables from a black farmers market and work in an organic garden named after botanist George Washington Carver. ...

Southern Baptists Poised to Elect First Black President
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

With the Southern Baptist Convention poised to elect its first African-American president at its meeting next week in New Orleans, the mostly black congregation at Colonial Baptist Church is equal parts excite ...

AG Eric Holder, Black Church Leaders Mull Voter Law Changes
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Attorney General Eric Holder and other legal experts strategized with black religious leaders May 30 about new restrictive state voting laws that could affect their congregants by reducing early voting and req ...

The "Atonement-Only" Gospel
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

I really enjoyed the "debate" I had Thursday night with Al Mohler , president of Southern Baptist Seminary, at my own seminary alma mater, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in the northern suburb ...

It Takes a Movement: Why a 'Movement' is Necessary
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/it-takes-a-movement/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editor's Note: Today is ...

Glenn Beck Co-opting the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

I am grieved and angry that Glenn Beck is going to be on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28 (the anniversary of the historic civil rights March on Washington on August 28, 1963) -- and ...

Tell Glenn Beck: I'm a Social Justice Christian
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:33am | Type: Blog

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave churches that use the word "social justice." He says social justice is a code word for communism and Nazism.</p> Glenn Beck ...

Obama's Nobel Speech: What If?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

What if? What if Obama's speech had not simply referenced Gandhi and King but followed them in following the way of Jesus? What if? What if Obama's speech had not simply ...

Five Benefits of Common Security Clubs' Economic Solidarity
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Earlier this year, I wrote <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article&amp;issue=soj0902&amp;article=we-re-in-this-together">an article in <em>Sojourners</em ...

Listening to Those Who Sacrificed for the Right to Vote
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

I read with interest <a title="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130" href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=3130">Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's post</a> on v ...

My Summer with Daddy King (Interview: Part 3)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

[continued from <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09/my-summer-with-daddy-king-part.html">part 1</a> and <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09 ...

My Summer with Daddy King (Interview: Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/09/my-summer-with-daddy-king-part.html">continued from part 1</a>]</p> [ continued from part 1 ...

My Summer with Daddy King (Interview: Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Back in 1961, Gurdon Brewster was a seminary student at Union Theological Seminary, training to be an Episcopal priest. When this Northern liberal raised his hand to volunteer as a summer intern at Eb ...

Letting Reconciliation's Challenge Change Us
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/new-monastics-and-race">see all posts in this conversation on New Monastics and race</a>.]</p> [ see all posts in t ...

A Bias Against Sunday Segregation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

American churches are still segregated, and it is the way most of us&mdash;regardless of our race&mdash;would like to keep it. American churches are still segregated, and ...

Wright Ex-Factor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Over the last several days, I watched Rev. Jeremiah Wright in discussions of faith, theology, history, and culture on television. The three-plus hours I devoted to PBS and CNN amounted to som ...

Digging for Gospel Gold (interview by Becky Garrison)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In my ongoing quest for <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/03/carrie-newcomers-songs-for-cha.html">music that can enact positive social change</A>, I c ...

Exciting SBC Alternative Not Without Shortcomings
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>During the closing days of January, more than 15,000 Baptists from 30 different Baptist denominations gathered together at the Convention Center in Atlanta. During th ...

From Prophetic Anger to Apocalyptic Hope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The recent controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright has initiated a new conversation about race in America. The recent controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright has initiate ...