Civil-rights story is not complete

'Vital Conversations' addresses mass incarceration

‘We still judge individuals more on color of their skin than by content of their character.’ read more »

by Barbara Michelman
on March 25, 2015

Estimated 80,000 converge on Selma

Gather for ‘Bloody Sunday’ 50th observance

United Methodists recall experience; students seek insight about sacrifices, work still to do. read more »

by Joey Butler
on March 16, 2015

In the shadow of Pettus Bridge

'Bloody Sunday' violence, brutality shock nation

Images galvanized U.S. for civil rights for all, leading eventually to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on March 09, 2015

Lent — A time to set the prisoners free

As we are now in a time of Lent leading us to Easter Sunday it is right for us to reflect not only on Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, but his life and ministry as well. As we do, we recall that Jesus’ ministry began with the powerful words... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on March 02, 2015

Build your library with an icon of hope

Black History Month (February) is an invitation to recognize the human dignity of and celebrate the contributions of African Americans and people of the African diaspora. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 16, 2015

Build your library with an icon of hope

Books by Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Nobel Peace Laureate can help focus your worship, missions on love God feels for all of God’s children. read more »

by Tura Foster Gillespie
on February 16, 2015

FaithLink visits ‘Selma’

Downloadable small group study from Cokesbury

Issue looks at what happened leading up to and during the march, puts 50th anniversary in perspective of current events and faith. read more »

February 16, 2015

‘Lynching in America’

Confronting legacy of racial terror

Multi-year investigation in 12 southern states finds at least 700 more lynchings of black people than previously reported. read more »

February 16, 2015

Move beyond safe, demure

450 black church pastors told to move to ‘dynamic gospel’

Iowa’s Bishop Trimble tells attendees to ‘trust God when the air is rough and the enemy is real.’ read more »

by Sheron Patterson
on February 10, 2015

Conversations on race

Rethink Church offers resources to spark dialogue

Episodes offered of one of first national radio call-in shows, ‘Night Call,’ which was intended to get blacks and whites to talk over the airwaves. read more »

February 02, 2015

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