We must face the weight of such social evils and be prepared to also face the ways in which we are complicit with them, especially when we are often indifferent.
An approach to examining systems, navigating emotional distress, and increasing social harmony.
We must come together as a coalition powerful enough to end and overcome the suppression and organize the resurrection of fusion politics in the South.
“We are not in this for a moment, but for a movement,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. “Our deadline is victory.”
I am the very accidental Black nature lover.
Rev. John Dear: The clash between history and today’s movements — a conversation with Rev. James Lawson
Nonviolence is that quality that comes out of all the great world religions, the notion that the creative force of the universe is love.
If he’d been allowed to live his “one wild and precious life,” Sunday July 25 would have been the 80th birthday of Emmett Till, who at 14 was kidnapped, whipped, … Continue reading →
Liz Theoharis: The Nation Must Have the Moral Courage To Carry on the Work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Many have claimed that those rioters (and the president’s infamous “base” more generally) were all, in essence, poor, working-class white people. In reality, however, among those who have led such racist attacks are business leaders, executives, and multimillionaires.
The poet’s ability to inhabit the events, and actors, with King himself center stage, contribute to the power of this collection. Moreover, the questions these poems raise could not be more timely.
Frederick Douglass embraced the promise of the Declaration, even while he condemned the United States as a land of hypocrisy, because people talk about freedom, but in fact they deprive millions of their freedom.
To King and other civil rights leaders, the Black Church was a key institution within the pro-democracy movement.
The gospel doesn’t talk about the inevitability of poverty or the need for charity, but the responsibilities of the ruling authorities to all people and the possibility of abundance for all.
Ayishat Akanbi considers the radical power of kindness, the limits of identity, the gendered nature of image, and how to transcend the superficial to form meaningful connections.