Why we won’t wait: A younger generation takes the lead in protest after George Floyd’s death

Division is not unusual for Americans; we have always been united in name only.  In 1968, this was certainly true. No surprise there. A 2016 Center for Public Opinion Research article looked back at 1968 and specifically the Chicago Democratic convention when Democrats had a three-way split over who would become their nominee.  This convention […]

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What day is it? Justice for Ahmaud Arbery is late

Justice isn’t blind; the justice system willingly turns a blind eye. Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia, on February 23, but Tom Durden, the district attorney didn’t request a formal investigation until May 5.  On May 6, the Kingsland Office began the investigation, and Arbery’s killers, the father and son, Gregory and […]

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Hello Racism!

Race and its progeny, prejudice, racism and stereotypes, are the elephants on our pew.  It’s a jungle in here on Sunday mornings and more than a tight squeeze as we attempt to lift our hands in worship, to fold our hands in prayer, to grab the hand of our neighbor in fellowship.  Let’s be honest.  […]

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Ethics Daily reminds us that we cannot do this work alone

I believe in partnerships, in hand- holding, of walking and working together.  While it is not always easy or pleasant and there are certainly cases for which it might seem impossible, the ministry of reconciliation requires such action and movement, crossing the tracks, the social color lines and the aisle.  And it not just coming together.  […]

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Help After the Emanuel AME Church Murders

“Knowing what’s right does not mean much unless you do what’s right.” ~Theodore Roosevelt There is so much terrain to cover and so many layers to our continuing conversation on race and its progeny.  To be sure, I agree with President Obama as to the nature of our conversations moving forward.  He said during Wednesday’s […]

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