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When The Parents Are White, The Child Is Black, And The Churches Are Segregated

Anyone who looks a little — or a lot — different from their parents is used to being asked nosy questions: Whose kid are you? Where did you come from? Where do you belong? Those questions can be even more pervasive when you don’t look like anyone in your community. So is there anything parents […]

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Richard Rohr on White Privilege

White privilege is largely hidden from our eyes if we are white. Why? Because it is structural instead of psychological, and we tend to interpret most things in personal, individual, and psychological ways. Since we do not consciously have racist attitudes or overt racist behavior, we kindly judge ourselves to be open minded, egalitarian, “liberal,” […]

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Christians Are Given Hijabs by Muslims in Marawi to Help Them Escape ISIS Militants

Muslims have been helping Christians to escape ISIS-affiliated Maute Group attackers in the devastated city of Marawi in the southern Philippines. More than three weeks after the fighting started, around 1,000 residents remain trapped in the besieged cities as fighting rages between the Philippine Army and Islamist rebels. Fighters from local groups including the Maute […]

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After U.S. Exits Paris Climate Accord, Faith Communities Can Lead The Way

President Trump’s reckless decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement puts the rest of the world — from the governments of Asia and Europe to families and local faith communities — on notice: The fate of the planet is in our hands. We cannot look to the federal government of the United States for […]

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Church Planting and the Gospel of Gentrification

I’ve come to realize that people like myself—white do-gooders, to be more precise—have not been taught adequate theology for our times. My neighbors do not care if you have a robust urban missiology. They would like secure, affordable housing and good schools for their children. They have practical, tangible needs that are altogether forgotten in […]

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The Silent Stigma of Mental Illness in the Church | Sojourners

Many churches don’t have a robust theology that accounts for those who live with experiences of mental illness. Rev. Alba Onofrio, spiritual strategist at LGBTQ justice oriented Soulforce, said that salvation-focused strains of Christianity — like evangelicalism, which emphasizes “tests of faith” on the way to being “born again” into a sinless life — don’t […]

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When Did Christians Become Comfortable with the Loss of Truth? | Sojourners

It’s curious that in our culture of ‘alternative facts,’ so many Christians seem comfortable with a loss of truth Read the entire article: When Did Christians Become Comfortable with the Loss of Truth? | Sojourners

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Baltimore faith communities host challenges, health initiatives to encourage healthier living – Baltimore Sun

“Your healthiness and your holiness all goes together,” says the Rev. Harold L. Knight to the attendees, summarizing the passages in which Daniel and his men refused to eat royal food and wine, despite it possibly insulting the king and risking their lives. Instead, the men used their faith and opted for vegetables and water […]

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