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Last Friday I drove down to Bethel, North Carolina to spend the day with my brother and friend, Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III, founder of the The Black Church Food Security Network (BCFSN). Birthed during the Baltimore Uprising, the Black Church Food Security Network seeks to build a network and pipeline from soil to sanctuary…promoting healthy eating, food equity and the eradication of Food Apartheid

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The hard fact is that peacemaking it not about making nice. Peacemaking is rooted in equitable power distribution. It requires putting things in place that will establish long-term peace, justice, and security in hopes of avoiding future conflict.

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Tune in to hear the latest episode of Podcast For a Just World. This week  Rev. Dr. Velda Love and Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey talk with Jamye Wooten, the creator of #BlackChurchSyllabus and #MLK2BAKER

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From Jena 6 to Freddie Gray, social media has played an integral part in how we organize and galvanize the masses. #MLK2BAKER: BeyondReActivism, OrganizingForPower examines the role of social media in social justice organizing and raises a couple questions.
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15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SAMUEL DEWITT PROCTOR CONFERENCE
CONFERENCE THEME: STAYING IN THE STRUGGLE UNTIL THE END

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Oakland, CA — Following a white nationalist, Ku Klux Klan-sponsored “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Black church faith leaders and denominations, today joined other clergy in announcing a “Weeks of Righteous Resistance” initiative to push back on hate and racism. Prompted by the hostile treatment of fellow faith leaders — Rev. Traci Blackmon, […]

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We must be careful not to trade in our prophetic voices for presidential roundtables and advisory boards that only seek to co-opt our prophetic rhetoric for political power.

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July 13th marks the one year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was pulled over and accused of failing to use a turn signal. Bland was arrested and later found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas.

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How do we use these tools to move #BeyondReActivism, beyond the tweeting and protest of #blackdeath to a sustained movement #OrganizingForPower, or holistic community development where the end goal is not reform or rights, but power.

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The use of social media and the democratization of communication have provided opportunities for new and marginalized voices to be heard and amplified. . . . Might social media platforms provide new entry points for women to launch their ministries?

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Jamye Wooten speaks to Rev. Ronald A. Nathan, Chief Executive Officer of the Black Caucus Movement of Trinidad and Tobago, at the 2016 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference.

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