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Engaging Ferguson's Youth with Humility and Repentance
Originally Posted: 10/21/2014 - 5:28pm | Type: Blog

Since the tragic death of Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in Ferguson, the authentic leadership of the moment has emerged from young people of color. The question is, will we adopt a spirit of arrogance by crowding ou ...

Arrested in Ferguson in Act of Repentance
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

Thousands of people from around the country came to Ferguson, Mo., for a “weekend of resistance.” But for faith leaders it was a weekend of repentance. Twenty of us were arrested in Ferguson yesterday for an a ...

Ferguson and America’s Love Affair with Violence
Originally Posted: 08/27/2014 - 2:25pm | Type: Blog

It can be comforting to think that the police protect us from the “bad guys,” unless of course you are profiled as that “bad guy.” This is otherizing, and it’s effect is to dehumanize. ...

Millennials and the Myth of a Post-Racial Generation
Originally Posted: 08/14/2014 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

A study came out recently saying that millennials (a category that I apparently fit into) consider ourselves the “post-racial” generation. By and large, young adults think they are the ones who have moved past ...

Tax or Fee? Pastors Push Back Against City’s ‘Annual Registration Fee’
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

Church-state separation advocates say by demanding payment of churches for city services, and levying fines for nonpayment (and potentially putting a church in jeopardy of shutting its doors), a municipality w ...

Nuns Reject Vatican Takeover But Seek Dialogue on Differences
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 9:36am | Type: Blog

American nuns facing a Vatican takeover of their leadership organization on Aug. 10 rejected Rome’s plans to recast the group in a more conservative mold, but declined — for now — to respond with an ultimatum ...

Do the American Nuns Have a Future?
Originally Posted: 08/10/2012 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

Catholic sisters gathered in St. Louis for their annual assembly on Thursday intensified discussions aimed at thwarting a Vatican takeover of their group, but hanging over the meeting was an even larger existe ...

Judge Rules for Breakaway Church in St. Louis
Originally Posted: 03/19/2012 - 4:35pm | Type: Blog

Wading into sensitive church-state territory, a Missouri judge has ruled in favor of an independent-minded Catholic church that claims ownership of its property and autonomy from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. ...

Ex-cons, Homeless Seek Enlightenment Through Art
Originally Posted: 03/08/2012 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

Former prisoners and homeless are conducting 15 performances in the Pulitzer's galleries featuring rookie actors speaking scripts culled from their own group sessions as they wrestled with Buddhist truths ...