Extremists craft narratives of persecution, oppression, and the need for heroic struggle. So do video games.
Real talk about racism requires getting past knee-jerk reactions.
It can prompt repentance, anyway—if we let it.
Gary Dorrien chronicles the influential—but often forgotten—work of Mordecai Johnson, Benjamin Mays, and Howard Thurman.
I used to be cautious about partnerships with people who don’t share my faith-based commitment to nonviolence. Now I’m not so sure.
An interfaith group of clergy gathered alongside anti-racist and anti-fascist activists countering white supremacist and neo-Nazi protesters.
In 34 years in this country, I've experienced racism. But I've never felt like I feel this week.
This is our Pentecost moment, to move out into the streets, proclaiming the Spirit's presence among all people.
The right-wing extremists aren't counting on support from most white people. Just silence.
I was invited to an interfaith solidarity service. Instead I spent the day reading Congressman John Lewis's graphic novel trilogy about the civil rights movement.
Wilson adopted a brand of social Christianity that justified white supremacy and more.
I am a black man, and will always be so. Therefore, when I move about in the United States people first see my blackness and not my education. This means ongoing vulnerability because my blackness still is interpreted as criminal through a racialized lens.
I was able to sit and have a brief conversation with him about racism, a whitened Jesus, and the reign of God. I thought you might appreciate the conversation as well. Let me know what you think.
Christianity isn’t inherently white supremacist. But Christian faith in America has been interpreted in a way that upholds the tenets of white supremacy, which is built on 18th and 19th century Western hegemonic values. These cultural values, which have been intertwined into mainline American Christianity, protect and uphold the system of white supremacy. “All men are created equal,” claims the Declaration of Independence.