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The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a partisan as the following:
1: a firm adherent to a party, faction, cause, or person; especially: one exhibiting blind, prejudiced, and unreasoning allegiance
2 a: a member of a body of detached light troops making forays and harassing an enemy b: a member of a guerrilla band operating within enemy line.
The term [...]
We must take our full share of responsibility for the moulding of history, whether it be as victors or vanquished. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When I first read this sentence from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers From Prison I was deeply moved. It was though he had insight into my great grandparents who endured the institution of chattel [...]
Back in May I traveled to London to attend Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race that was graciously hosted by the Birkbeck College of the University of London.
The conference was a critical inquiry into race viewed through the lens of religion. Can we understand “race” through the religious claims of universality among women and men. [...]
Source: New York Times
David Snell knew only two other black gay people while growing up in Madison, N.J., an upper-middle-class town with white-picket fences, a mostly Irish and Italian population. One was a 13-year-old boy whom Snell encountered at his small Baptist church.
At Sunday school, the boy started crying. Snell said that [...]
The Southern Baptist Convention is set to elect its first-ever African-American president.
“My election is bringing down walls,” says the Reverend Fred Luter, who is running unopposed at the Baptist convention in New Orleans later this week.
The Southern Baptist Convention is the biggest Protestant church in the US.
For many years it supported slavery. It is still [...]
All marriages are civil unions! Let me explain! When two people get married they are bound together by state law contractually to one another. This means if they separate or divorce there is a legal proceeding to divide assets, just as if one partner in a business is opting out their contractually binding obligations. The [...]
Politics cannot save, but they might make our lives better. Let’s be clear, politics is no substitute for faith. Religious faith answers the question about life and death. And politics can never answer the great mysteries of our finite days on this earth. Nevertheless, politics are important. Political organization addresses how resources are divvied [...]
Source: Huffington Post
By now, many readers are aware of the sorry, sad and blasphemous spectacle of the disgraced bishop of New Birth Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA being wrapped in a Torah scroll and proclaimed “king” as a restoration ritual after he negotiated a financial settlement with at least four men [...]
Once You Learn How to Read, You Will Be Forever Free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW THOMAS PEELE is a digital investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group and the Chauncey Bailey Project. He is also a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism. His many honors include the Investigative Reporters [...]
Once You Learn How To Read, You Will Be Forever Free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Professor James H. Cone is the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary. He attended Shorter College (1954-56) and holds a B.A. degree from Philander Smith College (1958). In 1961, he received a Master of Divinity degree [...]