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Headlines concerning Race Issues

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Remembering John Lewis, and the political theology that changed a nation
(David French, Dispatch: The French Press)

National forgiveness (on race and civil rights)
(Mark Tooley, Juicy Ecumenism – The Institute on Religion & Democracy's Blog)

A pastor’s take: Repairing democracy for black lives
(Andrew Wilkes, Religion & Politics: Fit for Polite Company)

When mass kneeling replaces faith
(Peter Menzies, Convivium: Canada's Premier Hub for Faith in Common Life)

Monday, 3 August 2020

Plug-In: To kneel or not to kneel? That isn't a new controversy linking sports and faith
(Bobby Ross Jr., GetReligion)

To unite the country, we need honesty and courage
(Robert P. George and Cornel West, Boston Globe)

Thinking with Ryan Burge and Damon Linker: Blessed be the ties that used to bind America?
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

Friday, 31 July 2020

Reflection on race by Bishop João Noé Rodrigues of South Africa
(Paul Tatu, Zenit: The World Seen from Rome)

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Can churches’ focus on race move from reconciliation to justice?
(Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service)

For white Christians, racial justice starts with telling the truth
(Robert P. Jones, Religion News Service)

This Tisha B’Av, American Jews use the day of lament to cry out to God for Black lives
(Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service)

From MLK to John Lewis, Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a haven for civil rights
(Jewel Wicker, NBC News)

Monday, 27 July 2020

Black Catholics’ history: Will US Catholic schools teach it?
(David Crary, Religion News Service)

The Uluru statement is not a vague idea of ‘being heard’ but deliberate structural reform
(Gabrielle Appleby, The Conversation)

Where are churches in the Black Lives Matter movement?
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News Faith)

Friday, 24 July 2020

The Bible teaches that all humans are flawed. What does that mean for today’s statue debates?
(Kelsey Dallas, Deseret News Faith)

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Rejecting symbols of hate is more than symbolic
(Jim Wallis, Religion News Service Opinion)

RNS gives the life of another civil rights hero – the Rev. C.T. Vivian – the ink it deserves
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

Can kindness heal a world divided by pandemic, protests and politics? Pastor Ashlee Eiland thinks so
(Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service)

South African bishops denounce racism in society and the Church
(Crux: Taking the Catholic Pulse)

Seattle Times' story on evangelical race relations nabs most of the local power players
(Julia Duin, GetReligion)

Why is proving race discrimination a lot harder than proving religious discrimination?
(Tyler Broker, Above the Law)

Imperial pieties: religion, the sanctification of whiteness, and the duplicity of the sacred
(Joseph Winters, Canopy Forum on the Interactions of Law & Religion)

Monday, 20 July 2020

John Lewis, preaching politician and civil rights activist, dies at 80
(Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service)

Pausing to consider the life and message of John Lewis
(Bill Turnbill, Faith Matters)

May his memory be a blessing: 4 lessons we can learn from civil rights hero John Lewis
(Mark Pelavin, Jewish Telegraph Agency)

John Lewis: Love in Action (radio episode, last updated 26 January 2017)
(Interview by Krista Tippett, On Being)

‘Racism will not pass’…
(Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

The art of the social contract
(Richard A. Rosengarten, Sightings: The Martin Marty Center, University of Chicago Divinity School)

When reporting on race (and living as a Christian) there's so much that I don't know
(Bobby Ross Jr., GetReligion)

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Was Jesus white and should sacred art that depicts Him in that manner be scrapped?
(Richard Ostling, GetReligion)

Friday, 17 July 2020

Explainer: What does 'Black Lives Matter' believe?
(Ben Johnson, Action Institute Power Blog)

Thursday, 16 July 2020

We have a story to tell: Indigenous scholars, activists speak up amid toppling of Serra statues
(Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service)

Who is Junipero Serra and why are California protesters toppling statues of this saint?
(Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service)

Protestantism’s troubling history with white supremacy in the US
(Tiffany Puett, The Conversation)

Thursday, 9 July 2020

#BlackLivesMatter: Are church leaders fighting about a slogan, a movement or an organization?
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

A conversation with U.N. Special Rapporteur E. Tendayi Achiume: COVID-19, Racism, and Xenophobia
(Just Security)

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Religion and race: NPR targets sins and struggles of Southern evangelicals – alone
(Julia Duin, GetReligion)

How secular protests became spiritual, and religious
(Religion Watch - Baylor Institute for Religious Freedom)

Monday, 6 July 2020

Black Americans and the Fourth—and Fifth—of July
(Mark Shiffman, Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute)

How America's Founding Fathers missed a chance to abolish slavery
(Michael Hirsch, Foreign Policy)

Getting the anti- racism agenda right
(Peter Stockland, Convivium: Canada's Premier Hub for Faith in Common Life)

Federal court in New York halts worship service restrictions, citing George Floyd protests
(Don Byrd, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty)

Debating racism in the Arab world
(Kersten Knipp, Deutsche Welle)

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Pursuing racial reconciliation beyond trendy activism
(Kacie Tilman, The Christian Post)

Saturday, 4 July 2020

First-person: America the beautiful?
(Jim Richards, Baptist Press)

12 Black faith leaders who shaped America
(Carr Harkrader, Religion News Service)

A time to remember the importance of freedom
(Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan, Catholic Star Herald)

Evangelical leaders are speaking up about race — but will this new focus last?
(Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service)

Muslim Americans assert solidarity with Black Lives Matter, finding unity within a diverse faith group
(Amir Hussain, The Conversation)

Is America a 'failed' experiment?
(Jerry Newcombe, The Christian Post)

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Some question replacing Mississippi’s Confederate symbol with ‘In God We Trust’
(Jace Jenkins, Religion News Service)

‘More than individual sin’ — Black pastors urge evangelicals to admit systemic racism
(Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service)

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

ZOOM WEBINAR, 1 July 2020 ( 3 pm EDT): Listening to Black Clergy
(Sean Casey, Leah Daughtry, Cheryl Sanders, Adam R. Taylor, Travis B. Winckler, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Black Jesus painting to be displayed at St. Albans Cathedral in the UK
(Michael Gryboski, The Christian Post)

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

‘This is the Christian message’: Cardinal urges Catholics to join struggle for racial justice
(Catholic News Agency)

Pope urges US Catholic media to work to overcome racism
(Nicole Winfield, Associated Press)

Monday, 29 June 2020

White Christians face ‘moment of reckoning’ about racism
(Ken Camp, Baptist Standard)

MIT chaplain sacked for his thoughts, as a Catholic priest, on mercy, justice and George Floyd
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Race and Racism in America
(Public Discourse: The Journal of the Witherspoon Institute)

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Sifting through COVID-19, racism, and other controversies ... without losing your mind
(Alan Yoshioka, The B.C. Catholic)

Podcasts. Becoming less racist: Lighting the path to anti-racism
(Anthea Butler, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Robert P. Jones, Kelly J. Baker, Jacqui Lewis, with Simran Jeet Singh, Religion News Service)

Friday, 26 June 2020

The Internationalisation of Black Lives Matter at the Human Rights Council
(Sejal Parmar, EJIL: Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law)

New podcast: Yes, religion plays a major role in battles over the Mississippi flag
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

Rising inequality in a crisis: The view from Baltimore
(Mark Trumbull, The Christian Science Monitor)

Rabbi Sandra Lawson on how not to treat Jews of color
(Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service)

Thursday, 25 June 2020

‘God’s servant first’ - on Religious Freedom Week
(Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, The Arlington Catholic Herald)

Journalists should not forget police chaplains amid ongoing race debate
(Clemente Lisi, Religion Unplugged)

It's crucial for all preachers — black and white — to fight racism In 2020
(Terry Mattingly, Religion Unplugged and Newsweek)

Bitter split in Baptist flock in Alabama: Was this about Donald Trump or ancient doctrines?
(Terry Mattingly, GetReligion)

How is African-American press handling news about protests, COVID-19 and churches?
(Richard Ostling, GetReligion)

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

BJC to host national conversation on white supremacy and American Christianity - Event
(Don Byrd, BJC Online)

Twilight for academic freedom?
(Steve West, World News Group)

How Jesus became white — and why it’s time to cancel that
(Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Service)

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Racism in the Church: Pastor AR Bernard offers spiritual, practical tools to combat injustice
(Jeannie Law, The Christian Post)

DAILY HIGHLIGHT #94 Juneteenth Edition: Black Churches Confront Compounding Crises
(COVID-19: Exploring Faith Dimensions, Berkley Center, Joint Learning Initiative, WFDD)

Can Jewish schools meet the challenge of Black Lives Matter?
(Tayla Zax, Forward)

Should we repent of our grandparents’ racism? Scripture on Intergenerational Sin
(Dr.Michael Rhodes, Center for Hebraic Thought)

Baptists and Walmart criticize rebel-themed Mississippi flag
(Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press)

Black Lives Matter: African Americans, migrants, and refugees (Catholic perspective)
(Donald M. Kerwin, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Monday, 22 June 2020

US: Address Slavery’s Legacy on Juneteenth
(Human Rights Watch)

After Black Lives Matter controversy, Catholic removed from Florida State student government
(Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency)

Religious leader criticizes toppling of statue
(Associated Press)

The perpetual cycle of however: soul in the fight for racial justice (Responding to: Religion and racial justice: The George Floyd protests)
(Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

Black Lives Matter: Between novelty and repetition (Responding to: Religion and racial justice: The George Floyd protests)
(Joseph Winters, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University)

‘Racialized policing’ program takes faith leaders from grief to action
(Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service)

Black Catholics: Words not enough as church decries racism
(David Crary, Religion News Service)

White Christianity and Disney Princess Theology
(James F. McGrath, Patheos Blog Religion Prof)

Is racism a gospel issue?
(Grayson Gilbert, Patheos Blog: The Chorus in the Chaos)

Pittsburgh diocese to open personal parish to serve black Catholics
(Catholic News Agency)

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Juneteenth: A Worldwide Celebration

Black religious leaders are up front and central in US protests – as they have been for the last 200 years
(Lawrence Burnley, The Conversation)

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Juneteenth 2020: Everything you need to know about Juneteenth

Here's what Juneteenth looks like in 2020 (photos)
(Carlie Porterfield, Forbes)

Faith leaders around the country prepare for historic Juneteenth celebrations
(Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service)

Juneteenth: 4 interesting facts about the celebration marking end of slavery
(Michael Gryboski, The Christian Post)

Juneteenth 2020: Peaceful protesters rally in U.S. cities to mark the end of American Slavery
(Bloomberg QuickTake News, YouTube Video)

More people are recognizing Juneteenth in 2020

Presidential Message on Juneteenth, 2020
(Donald J. Trump, The White House)

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