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Mosaics: The New Multicultural Conspirators
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/the-new-conspirators-by-tom-si.html">Last week</A> I shared a snapshot of the new monastics. This week I will look at the ...

Young, Brown, and Weird
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Schools in the U.S. Schools in the U.S. have been resegregating themselves at a fast clip for the past 15 years or so, and the racial demographics of some districts a ...

Interview with John Sayles on Religion, Race, and Rock and Roll
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Recently, I had the opportunity to interview John Sayles about his movie <A href="http://honeydripper-movie.com/">Honeydripper</A>, a multilayered and complex account of ...

Listening to MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/mlks-unfinished-revolution-by.html">Mary Nelson just posted on MLK's Riverside speech</A>, but I have some r ...

MLK's Unfinished Revolution
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Martin Luther King's <A href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm">sermon at Riverside Church</A> linked the devastating Vietnam war to the s ...

A Nation of Jenas
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan How God's Word empowers us to fight racism. Seven guards, one nurse, and a 14-year-old bo ...

Flooding Jena with Justice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Thousands of protesters marched through Jena, Louisiana, on Sept. Thousands of protesters march ...

Diversity as Christian Practice-Not Just a Church Program
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>A week before Thanksgiving, I spoke in Lake Tahoe for the clergy convocation of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church, a sprawling geography that comprises a wide array ...

Race and the Wealth Gap
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:29pm | Type: Blog

<P>New studies managed by the Pew Charitable Trusts show us how far the country still needs to go in achieving economic equality. New studies managed by the Pew Charitab ...

Jena is America
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Today, Sept. 20, over 10,000 people will converge on Jena, Louisiana, to call for justice for the "Jena 6." Thousands more will hold vigils in cities across America. As <a href=& ...

Brownfields Forever
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez The United Church of Christ has been on the forefront ...

I Hate It When All You Can Do Is Pray
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

<P>I'm not friendly with the white-shirted drug dealers who work the corners near my house yet, but at least they acknowledge me as a neighbor now, instead of looking me over as a prospective buyer ...

Remembering Damu Smith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Damu Smith, 54, founder of Black Voices for Peace and executive director of the National Black Environmental Justice Net ...

Agents of Change
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Members and associates of Holy Family Catholic Church in Natchez, the first African-American parish in Mississippi, pl ...

Can Buy Me Love?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ivy George The First World becomes a one-way destination point for children from the global South. As an India ...

Not Drunk, Just Not Sober
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Roth At its best the church is an "innocence project" for ourselves and others. Sometimes we ...

The Faces Of Islam
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Laurna Strikwerda What does it mean to be female, Muslim, and American? “It’s hard for most people to underst ...

Public Radio's New Jeans
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum The 'Triple-A' music format comes with a nice fit, but only for a few. All radio ...

On-Screen Blind Spots
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Donovan Jacobs Hollywood shows little respect for working-class and poor people. In less than five years—the t ...

Dirty Laundry Gets Airing
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Deanna Wylie Mayer The Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission held three public hearings between July and October last year to lo ...

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

James Ferguson Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Atlanta’s city ...

Cultural Collisions
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Craig Detweiler Participating in the Divine Participating in the Divine Race relatio ...

It's the Sprawl, Y'all
Originally Posted: 05/11/2011 - 11:20am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Why suburbs-on-steroids are wearing out their welcome. The Hunters Brooke subdivi ...

The Tupelo Miracle
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum How faith and a newspaper transformed a Mississippi community. Increasingl ...

Color Lines and Party Lines
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 2:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Race and politics in 2004. Race Race - as a question of black ...

Still Separate, Still Unequal
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:28am | Type: Magazine Article

David Hilfiker 50 years after Brown, segregation remains in force. On May 17, On M ...

A Dream Still Deferred
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:29am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Brian Bolton Untitled Normal Page "State of the Dream 2004: Enduring Dispariti ...

Creating New Wineskins
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

J. Daryl Byler While many in the U.S. civil rights movement were busy integrating lunch counters, others took on an even tougher challeng ...

City Songs
Originally Posted: 07/01/2014 - 9:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Bellinger Cornel West is nothing if not prolific. Cornel West is nothing if not prolific. Professor of ...

Going Forth From Egypt
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 10:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Lloyd Wolf A remarkable program for black and Jewish teen-agers goes a long way toward busting stereotypes and fostering reconciliation. ...

Flagging Racial Progress
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 4:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum Mississippi votes to keep the 'Stars and Bars.' As the world knows by now, on A ...

How I Changed My Mind
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob McLalan A conservative Republican makes the case for reparations for African Americans. I recently heard a ...

Honkey Payback
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Honky, by Yale sociologist Dalton Conley, is a memoir of growing up during the 1970s and 1980s in the projects of ...

Is That Racism on Your Shoe?
Originally Posted: 06/30/2014 - 3:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Rice A straight-shooting white friend once commented that whenever blacks and whites are together it's like there's a &qu ...

Knock, Knock. Who's There.
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Census 2000 and a changing America. Every culture has rituals and devices for telling its pe ...

Who Deserves a Second Chance?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Larry Bellinger Ed Koch and Al Sharpton find common cause. In February 1999, I was present as my father and ot ...

Separate and Equal?
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 1:03pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Rice Are we only liberated from something or are we also liberated into something? If you ever despair, ...

Feeding the Gods of Unfreedom
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Will Campbell It's time to admit: We've lost the War on Drugs Some while back I tarried by the mail ...

Simply Because We Are Black
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alice J. Burnette Davis The message of the Illinois shooting: Race matters. Over the July 4 weekend, Benjamin ...

A Coalition of Power and Hope
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

William Julius Wilson Ordinary people could bring about a more just society. But to do so, we have to work together. An interview with soc ...

More Than Family
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 11:46am | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Rice The continuing scandal is summed up in a 1997 Gallup Poll: The Christian church remains the one "highly segregated" ...

Following the Path of Grace
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Aaron McCarroll Gallegos Spencer Perkins' long road to reconciliation. On January 27, 1998, Sojourners ...

Does Racial Pride Hinder Reconciliation?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Spencer Perkins Or does diversity enrich our new 'creaturehood'? Is there a need for racial/ethnic l ...

Full of Grace and Truth
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jimmy McGee Reconciliation, forgiveness, and the pursuit of justice. Jimmy McGee, who works with inner-city im ...

Gospel Proof
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Chris Rice Spencer Perkins showed us what reconciliation looks like. Hindus can produce as many miracles as ...

Is Affirmative Action Obsolete?
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Or just in need of repair? The debate over affirmative action can get confusing because it quickly ...

A Nation Within a Nation
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Eugene F. Rivers III The unique experience of black America. Eugene F. Rivers 3d, a Sojourners contribut ...

The Changing Face of America
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Yoo Timothy Tseng How do we describe our altered racial landscape? ...

Can We Talk?
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 3:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrea Ayvazian Beverly Daniel Tatum It's time for a new conversation on race in A ...

A New Conversation on Race
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 11:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis O.J.Simpson and Louis Farrakhan are as contradictory figures as two people could be. O.J.Simpson a ...