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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...

Refusing to Accept the Unacceptable

Refusing to Accept the Unacceptable

COVID-19 and the Urgent Necessity of the Human Right to Housing A Crisis on Top of a Crisis As the coronavirus pandemic persists, so too does the increasing cultural awareness of myriad inequities in American life.  The pandemic did not create these interrelated...

Prosecuting Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers

Prosecuting Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers

Prosecuting Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers And Facing Down Legal Threats to Black Lives Last Wednesday, a grand jury indicted the three Georgia men who harassed, chased down, and killed Ahmaud Arbery in broad daylight. Each of the defendants was indicted on nine counts, the...

 I Am My Brother’s Keeper: A Juneteenth Message

 I Am My Brother’s Keeper: A Juneteenth Message

The Brother of George Floyd Offers Historic Testimony before Global Human Rights Body On Wednesday, three weeks after the killing of George Floyd, his brother riveted the United Nations Human Rights Council with resounding testimony about the grief and anger the...

COVID-19 Is Not the Only Virus at Work

COVID-19 Is Not the Only Virus at Work

COVID-19 Is Not the Only Virus at Work: We Must Counter Racist Attacks on Asian Americans A crisis can bring out the best in people. Unfortunately, it can also bring out the worst. The novel coronavirus pandemic has done both. Americans first heard in December about...

In This Together

In This Together The Human Right to Health Care in the Time of COVID-19 Several weeks ago, World Health Organization officials finally named the global transmission of the novel corona virus with a powerful word previously avoided:...

Reclaiming Sacredness

Reclaiming Sacredness

A review of David P. Gushee, The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient Biblical Vision Is Key to the World’s Future (2013) When some Christians talk about the “sanctity of life” in the public square today, they almost exclusively use the term to protest abortion....

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