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Judge Clears Dylann Roof To Represent Himself At Sentencing Phase Of Trial

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.02.2017 | Crime

A South Carolina judge ruled Monday that Dylann Roof is mentally competent to proceed with the penalty phase of his federal hate crimes and murder tri...

African Methodist Episcopal Church Passes Climate Resolution

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.18.2016 | Religion

As 2016 predicted to be the hottest year on record, African Methodist Episcopal Church leaders are taking a stand against climate change and urging th...

Ben Carson, Firearms and False Parallels to the Holocaust

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I hold both extremes - the Holocaust deniers and the Holocaust revisionists - as offensive to the good people who were all taken from us far too soon. Let them rest in peace. Let the truth prevail.

Confessing #BlackLivesMatter

Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div. | Posted 08.04.2016 | Religion
Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div.

When the counter-protestors began the chant #AllLivesMatter what they were really saying is that black lives do not matter more than theirs. If these people sincerely believed that #AllLivesMatter, we would not be forced to chant and declare that #BlackLivesMatter.

More Than 100 Years Ago, A White Pastor Tried To Pass As Black

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.07.2015 | Religion

In 1903, a black congregation in Wisconsin discovered that their pastor was a white man. The revelation about Rev. L.M. Fenwick, which came during ...

10 Messages Of Hope And Justice From The Sunday Sermon At Mother Emanuel

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion

Just a few days after horror struck Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the church opened its doors for Sunday worship. As the congregation and comm...

Antonia Blumberg

Historic Black Church Attacked In Charleston Had Deep Roots In Civil Rights, Abolition | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where a shooting left nine people dead Wednesday night, has a history of civ...

Rolling in Sackcloth and Ashes

Jennifer Bailey | Posted 06.18.2016 | Religion
 Jennifer Bailey

If, as a Christian, rage is absent from your analysis of what happened in Charleston, I am not sure we worship the same God. My God is not docile, and is big enough to hold my anger, frustration and questions.

Faith Community Rallies Around Charleston Church After Shooting

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla & Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

At about 10 p.m. on Wednesday night, Senior Bishop John R. Bryant received news of a tragic shooting that would send shock waves through the African M...

Church Clergy Gathering For Prayer Service In Wake Of Charleston Shooting

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

The day after a deadly shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the people of the city came ...

Black Churches Offer Scholarships To Students At Michael Brown's Alma Mater

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Elisa Crouch | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion

WELLSTON, Mo. (RNS) They filed into the gym Monday (Jan. 12) for an assembly about graduation and applying for colleges — an intentionally vague des...

A Bullet Couldn't Stop Pastor Renita Lamkin's Fight For Equality In Ferguson

Religion News Service | Lilly Fowler | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (RNS) The first time the public heard the name Renita Lamkin was probably the day she was shot. In early August, four days after M...

Ferguson Police Reportedly Shot A Female Pastor

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion

A pastor said she was shot with a rubber bullet on Wednesday during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, as clashes with police continued over the fatal s...

The Most Racially Segregated Day of the Week

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

When growing up I heard that Sundays were the most segregated day of the week. Not that there is anything wrong with voluntary segregation. But interesting that when left to our own devices we tend to segregate based on race and ethnicity.

Lessons Of Faith, Hope And Beloved Community At A Maximum Security Prison

Michael W. Waters | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Michael W. Waters

A maximum security prison is an unlikely destination when seeking a transformative encounter with God. Yet, I recently experienced God as never before amid high fences, barbed wire, legions of guards and multiple checkpoints.

FLOTUS Addresses Huge Church Gathering

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

(RNS) First lady Michelle Obama held up the church as the place to deal with political issues and the catalyst for getting people to the polls in a ke...

The Black Church: Working Together Across Denominations

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

(RNS) In South Carolina, three black Methodist denominations launched a plan to host Saturday academies nationwide to mentor young black males. In Ch...

Obama, God And Governance

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Through his unabashed Christian faith, Obama is redefining the American Dream. His vision is one of individual freedom but tempered by obligation. Obama is pious and he is going to put us on a national diet.