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New Stage Production Explores Black Church Arsons

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) -- For playwright Marcus Gardley, the theater is his pulpit and plays are his sermons. His...

It Takes a Movement: Why a 'Movement' Is Necessary -- Part 3

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Social change does not ultimately rest on who is in the White House, but a movement outside D.C. What we need to re-learn now is the choreography of the "outside/inside dance" that real social change always requires.

The messology of Bishop Eddie Long

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

When preachers pontificate too much from on High about the sins of homosexual sex, the cautionary tale is to be careful of what you say, because your ...

Bishop Eddie Long: Victim, Hypocrite or Both in Sex Scandal?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Earl Ofari Hutchinson There mega-church black minister Bishop Eddie Long was in January 2004 with the Rev. Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin...

'Ex-Gay' Donnie McClurkin At Boston's Gospelfest

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

With Donnie McClurkin, the poster boy for African American "ex-gay" ministries, billed as the main event at this year's Boston GospelFest, many in the African American LGBTQ communities will not be in attendance.

Mother's Day 2010: Mothering on My Mind

Emilie Townes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Emilie Townes

Mother's Day was a high holy day for us when I was growing up. We arrived at church proudly wearing our roses, and the entire service was designed to honor the mothers in the congregation.

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...

Does the Black Church Support Immigration Reform? A conversation with Bishop Vashti McKenzie, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

For several months I've been in conversations with organizations working to bring about comprehensive immigration reform. All of these organizations ...

Biblical Social Justice and Glenn Beck

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave their social justice churches, so I say Christians should leave Beck. Beck attacks the very heart of our Christian faith, and Christians should no longer watch his show.

GOOD And Column Five Media Map Distribution Of Income By Religious Belief

GOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

This transparency takes a look at the income levels of America's major religious groups, as compared to the average U.S. income distribution. ...

Their Own Receive Them Not

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Ed. Note: I plan on writing something about black voters, the passage of proposition 8 in California, and the discussion that has ensued about whether...

Barack Obama is Elected President -- Now What?

Cory Booker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cory Booker

For all of us who love America, such a time of jubilation and triumph must also be a time of sober focus on the work that must still be done to make our union more perfect.

CNN: Modern Black Church Shuns Martin Luther King Jr's Message

CNN | John Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a stinging passage from a "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. condemned white churches for rejecting his pleas for ...