Interim charity or long-term justice

A reflection on Luke 10:36

When justice acts as the arm of love, it always costs more: It may mean holding hands with people you never reached for or touched before. read more »

by William McClain
on August 19, 2013

MFSA plans events for March on Washington

Panel to address criminalization of race in America

Lightsey to preach worship service at historic Asbury UMC. read more »

August 12, 2013

An icon will march again

12-year-old girl’s picture became symbolic of the March on Washington 50 years ago

United Methodist returns this month with her granddaughters hoping they will learn to stand for what is right. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 05, 2013

Celebrate Nelson Mandela July 18

Resources available to plan 3-pronged event

South African’s birthday chosen to underscore life, legacy, values. read more »

July 11, 2013

50 years later march unfinished

4 of 7 demands of March for Jobs & Freedom not secured

Critical to revisit forgotten history of march, according to Economic Policy Institute report. read more »

by Algernon Austin
on June 21, 2013

Black Gold by Esperanza Spalding

Music video of Esperanza Spalding singing Black Gold.   Watch Video

Posted on April 22, 2013

2013 Ethnic Local Church grants

$110,000 awarded to 4 ministries

Grants strengthen congregations through education, advocacy or leadership development for social-justice engagement. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 21, 2013

BMCR okays major restructure

Will reflect diversity of United Methodist Church

Members voted to eliminate the use of ‘national,’ limit the use of ‘African-American’ tags from literature and promotions. read more »

by the Rev. Maidstone Mulenga
on March 21, 2013

The Strength to Love

The Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr. The remarkable courage and deep conviction of Martin Luther King Jr. live on in this classic prophetic text, a veritable primer in the principles and practice of nonviolence. Despite nearly fifty years since its publication, Strength to Love reads as pertinently... read more »

Posted on February 26, 2013

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled... read more »

Posted on February 26, 2013

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