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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 ...

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.