Practicing abolitionist spirituality
What are we willing to sacrifice for racial justice?
The old “distraction” slur against advocates for justice
This line of attack goes back to the White Christian opponents of the 19th-century abolition movement.
The generations of hurt that the Chauvin conviction can’t heal
We are disguising our collective wounds instead of treating them.
by Sean Goode
The Good Lord Bird portrays abolitionist John Brown as a wild prophet
The miniseries is full of big ideas about freedom and self-determination.
Why I’m not participating in this weekend’s Faith and Blue event for churches and police
The problem isn’t police-community relations. It’s our acceptance of a broken system.
Political engagement as an act of faith
On the day I turned 18, I could hardly wait for the final school bell to ring—but not for the reason you might imagine. I couldn’t wait to get in my car, drive downtown to the courthouse, and register to vote.
Women in the United States were permitted this right only 96 years ago with the passing of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which reads in part: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
Emancipation and economics
Lincoln understood that the dream of well-being, if not radically democratized, would for some people only be a nightmare.
The black social gospel
In American history, some lives have mattered; others have not. That difference fundamentally has been a racial one.
by Paul Harvey
Closed for business: The fight against human trafficking
A man buys a lottery ticket at a small store in Cambodia. Ten years ago, he could have bought a human being there.
by Melisa Goss