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Churches, Colleges Dumping Their Fossil Fuel Stocks

Long before the price of gas and oil began to plummet, socially conscious churches, universities, non-profit organizations, and local governments began to divest themselves of fossil fuel stock and shock the fossil fuel industry to understand the environmental and public health concerns. The World Council of Churches, which represents about 590 million Christians in 520,000

Riot Police

Excess People

Matt Stannard’s “Policing Justice Requires Economic Justice” (part one here, part two here) is an excellent exposition into an urgent need for change-that screams beyond the horrid headlines and newscasts. As heartbreaking and frightening as the always present danger that urban policing potentially imposes on young black males, this policing and its broad unquestioning acceptance

American Christians, We are NOT Persecuted Because of Our Faith

This piece originally appeared at Rev. Eric Atcheson’s blog, The Theophilus Project. Earlier this week, Duke University (a United Methodist school) had announced plans to, beginning this Friday, allow its Muslim Students Association to use the chapel’s tower to broadcast a weekly call to prayer on Fridays, the Muslim sabbath. Today, after a prejudiced son

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Four Things for Activists to Let Go of in 2015

2015 has the potential to be a year of solidarity. Increasing numbers of people are turning to solution-based, rather than party-based politics. The ever-present irresponsible behavior of those in positions of power makes those hierarchies seem arbitrary. Although many see the mid-term election results of November 2014 as a rebuke of the Democrats, it wasn’t