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To Affirm the Death Penalty Is to Reject the Christian Gospel

To Affirm the Death Penalty Is to Reject the Christian Gospel

By Allyson McKinney Timm and Shane Claiborne Recent weeks brought temporary reprieve for Melissa Lucio when the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stayed her execution–just 48 hours before the state was to put the 53-year-old Catholic grandmother and mother of 14 to...

Yes, You Can Be Pro-Woman and Pro-Child. Rise Above the Divide with Us.

Yes, You Can Be Pro-Woman and Pro-Child. Rise Above the Divide with Us.

America’s divisive politics have sold our nation far short. We’ve been told for too long that we must choose a side—women’s dignity and bodily integrity or the value of nascent human life. In truth, Jesus sees and cares for both. So should we. The draft Supreme Court...

Making the Case for Equality in the Senate: The Work Continues

Making the Case for Equality in the Senate: The Work Continues

#Faith4ERA Advocacy Over the past two weeks, Justice Revival and #Faith4ERA campaign partners held a series of advocacy meetings in support of legislation (S.J. Res. 1) to eliminate the arbitrary timeline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, in the first...

Let’s Be Honest, America: Human Rights Are Still On the Line

Let’s Be Honest, America: Human Rights Are Still On the Line

Let’s Be Honest, America: Human Rights Are Still On the Line For the last four years the United States has suffered a presidential administration truly extraordinary in its disregard for civil and human rights. As this wearying year draws to a close and Human Rights...

Revisiting the Bible with a Fresh Lens of Liberation

Revisiting the Bible with a Fresh Lens of Liberation

A Review of Who Stole My Bible: Reclaiming Scripture as a Handbook for Resisting Tyranny by the Rev. Jennifer Butler For those of us who grew up in mostly white Christian churches in the United States—part of a privileged, dominant racial and religious majority, in a...

The Time is Now for White Christians to Abolish Racism

The Time is Now for White Christians to Abolish Racism

While protesters spilled onto the Seattle streets in a dramatic display of anger, frustration, and grief in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, a group of Christians on Bainbridge Island, Washington came together to express similar emotions. We lamented the...

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