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Reverend Rose Johnson is the former Executive Director and founding member of the National Coalition for Burned Churches and Community Empowerment. Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy teaches history and public policy at Harvard University, where he directs the Alternative Spring Break Church Rebuilding Program. Both have been active in the national church rebuilding effort since the 1990s.

Entries by Timothy Patrick McCarthy

Extinguishing the Fires This Time

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 2:27 PM

On July 1, the Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, was destroyed by fire. This was the eighth recorded African-American church burning since white supremacist Dylann Roof shot and killed nine black churchgoers at a Bible study at Charleston's historic Emanuel AME Church on June 17.


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Let The Controversy Commence!

(2) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 2:04 PM

Commencement is all the rage these days.

This spring, several high profile graduation speakers have been derailed by campus protests. In April, Brandeis University withdrew its invitation to women's rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali for her fierce criticism of Islam. In early May, former Secretary of State...

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In Conversation: On the Landmark SCOTUS Decisions, Single-Variable Politics, and Movement Forward

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 2:18 PM

Darnell: Tim, You have spoken and written publicly about the need -- particularly on the part of white and economically privileged LGBT people -- to resist hasty celebration of the DOMA decision, given the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on other landmark civil rights cases this week. Can you say a...

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Barack Obama: America's First Gay President?

(87) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 4:46 PM

Our historic President is squandering an historic opportunity.

During his campaign, Barack Obama made some audacious promises to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. He supported the repeal of both "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the Defense of Marriage Act. He rejected the Federal Marriage Amendment and any attempt...

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