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Following the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s death, Dr William Ackah from Birkbeck University in London, England looks at how the civil rights leader was shaped by black churches, communities and institutions, and asks why there has been no equivalent figure in Britain. #MLKGlobal

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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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How can a people be great when they own, oppress, murder another?

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This is the call of Good Friday. It is the Call to Stop the Violence! To do anything less is a betrayal of our children and of our faith. – Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas

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The Millennial Womanism Project (TMWP) Presents “Millennial Womanists To Watch”

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Frankly, the church is overdue for its #MeToo moment. Congregations and denominations, seminaries and parachurch organizations all are implicated in the pervasiveness of sexual assault and harassment. Too often the church is the prime location for attitudes that protect perpetrators to the continual harm of their victims.

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We believe in a faith that uses the past to inform our present practice. The ways in which the Black church tradition situates and values memory and remembering is evidence of our cultural retention of Sankofa.  

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God has always listened to the cries of women and has empowered them.

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By Lawrence W. Rodgers, In the 1992 Spike Lee movie “Malcolm X,” there is a scene where Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red or Red, is incarcerated.  He meets the fictional Brother Bane character, a member of the Nation of Islam. In the film, he plays a large part in Malcolm’s conversion.  Brother Bane challenges […]

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Ronald A. Nathan is the senior pastor of the Ransom AME Zion Church, London England, A member of the Board of Convenors of the Trans-Atlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race. A member of the Board of Synergy Partnership a Christian network working against gun and knife crimes in London.

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