Seven writers assess the movement
BLM is writing a new chapter in the history of black people's struggle for full equality. What are the implications for churches?
Black Lives Matter symposium
The young people leading this movement have heard enough about Martin Luther King's dream. It is not enough for church leaders to reply that they don't know much history.
The BLM movement has issued a clarion call to the church, the black church in particular, to affirm a theology of resistance, not respectability. This means reckoning with who Jesus is.
In the civil rights movement, language of political participation was central. BLM activists are making a more profound demand.
Putting up signs is great. Talking about racism together is even better.
What’s the best way for white Americans to act in solidarity with black Americans protesting the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson?
I don’t claim any fresh insights on this question. Janee Woods has some good ones.
Recently I wrote about the tar sands pipeline blockaders who have been coming to our church in Nacogdoches, Texas. Life with these young people is never dull. We’re learning to improvise and be light on our feet with them around.
Young pipeline resisters come to worship
Four Tar Sands Blockade young people showed up at church one Sunday. They were hungry for fellowship and encouragement—and just hungry.
The Pussy Riot protest
Pussy Riot became a cause célèbre for the Russian opposition and its Western supporters. Many Russian Orthodox believers saw things differently.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel says that the Chicago Police Department "did a tremendous job” keeping the peace during the NATO summit this week. President Obama agrees.
Chicago Indymedia offers another perspective, posting videos of protestors surrounded by police and brutally beaten.
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