Dying by Guns

Inez Tuck, MDiv, PhD, IJF Advisory Board Member I’m shocked, disappointed, saddened, and outraged over the recent mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado. Innocent lives were taken by one person with an automatic pistol. We mourn across the nation for these...

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American Exceptionalism: Really? For Whom?

Dr. Henry Allen, IJF Advisory Board Chair In popular culture, among voluntary immigrants and those less informed sociologically, it is often assumed or internalized by many citizens that the United States is exceptional.  To wit, the notion is that the...

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How Long? – Holding on to Hope

By Rev. Jim Melson, Executive Director of The Cornelius Corps  The news reports this week about hatred, violence, and death from Atlanta, GA and Boulder, CO are devastating. The combination of racist anti-Asian hate and mass murder raises the question,...

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Walking in Old Town Alexandria

Walking in Old Town Alexandria

Reflections from a recent walking tour of sites of white privilege and black resistance along the path to racial justice. I welcomed the first crisp, cool Saturday morning with a walk around Old Town Alexandria. I wasn't alone, invited to join a...

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Justice Formation Fellowship – For Such a Time as This

Justice Formation Fellowship – For Such a Time as This

By Dr. Drew Hill, Senior Pastor, Memorial Baptist Church, Arlington, Virginia Last summer during my sabbatical I made an unforgettable journey, a civil rights pilgrimage across our country. Beginning here in D.C. at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History, I traveled...

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Cosby and Human Nature by Gareth Murray Jr.

Cosby and Human Nature by Gareth Murray Jr.

I loved watching the Cosby Show growing up. As a younger adult I used to watch the Cosby Show nearly everyday on DVD to give me a taste of home while I was living abroad. I can't tell you...

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Life with Black people… by Gareth Murray Jr.

Life with Black people… by Gareth Murray Jr.

Life with Black people is about to get harder. When it became more commonplace for married women to work outside the home, a lot of men resented this shift in culture because it made life harder for them. They longed...

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Broken Trusts Online Discussion

Broken Trusts Online Discussion

Reverend Britni Johnson presents: We covered a lot in a short amount of time. Fortunately, the session was recorded so if you need a refresher, please watch the posted session on my Youtube channel. You can access the Broken Trust...

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Redeeming the Systems That Make Equality for All Unreachable

Redeeming the Systems That Make Equality for All Unreachable

by Andre Towner | Jan 16, 2020 | Opinion THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN GOOD FAITH MEDIA.ORG I am a systems person by nature and training. I have always been fascinated with why and how things work; understanding if I poked something here, why something moved over...

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White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots in U.S. Christianity

White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots in U.S. Christianity

White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots In U.S. Christianity This Article Originally was written and published by National Public Radio  July 1, 20201:38 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered TOM GJELTEN Twitter LISTEN·7:55    7-Minute Listen   Add toPLAYLIST Download Transcript Two blood-splattered Freedom Riders, John Lewis...

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