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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

MLK: We still have a choice today

A UMNS photo by Maile Bradfield. We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent coannihilation. We must move past indecision to action. We must find new ways to speak for peace in Vietnam and justice throughout the developing world, a world that borders on our doors. If we... read more »

Posted by General Board of Church and Society on January 19, 2015

Churches take lead in fight for justice

Baltimore-Washington congregations respond to perceived incidents of racial injustice

Prayer vigils for peace, meetings with authorities, dialogs among churches aimed at leveraging change. read more »

by Melissa Lauber & Alison Burdett
on January 16, 2015

‘SELMA’: a pivotal moment

Organize group viewing of new film about historic civil-rights march

Feb. 2 conference call will discuss faith questions inspired by thought-provoking movie debuting nationwide this weekend. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on January 09, 2015

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