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Charles Davidson: The Slaves of my Ancestors

Slaves Waiting for Sale by Eyre Crowe – Richmond, Virginia, 1853. . DICK, STEPHEN, CHARITY, AND LUCY were their given names — these beloved “Negroes.” They were the propertied slaves owned … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Charles Davidson: A Day for Love in the Age of Trump

You might say that at its inception St. Valentine’s Day was born as a lover’s “blizzard.” For, as legend has it, Saint Valentine, a third century Christian priest, selflessly ministered … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Charles Davidson: A Christian looks back at the first year of Trump

IT CAME AS NO SURPRISE nor was it widely welcomed. As herald of the imperial census taken every fourteen years for the sake of universal taxation in support of ancient … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Charles Davidson: A Call to Action — Christians in response to Donald Trump

Dr. Martin Luther King declared in a speech exactly one year before his death: “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

Rev. Dr. Charles N. Davidson: A Summons to a Nationwide Citizens’ Mobilization to Free and Unite Migrant and Refugee Children and Families

The crucial moment has arrived amid the immigration crisis inflaming the nation—the time for citizens from cities, townships, and hamlets across the land to answer the clarion call to take … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · 2 Comments