Studies (coming soon)
By Jennifer Carpenter
I think it’s fair to say that Christmas in the United States is mostly a commercialized experience around themed decorations, gifts, and traditions. We know from history that the holiday itself was created by hijacking a pagan holiday (winter solstice) and making it “Christian.”
What if—since we’re all in a forced “new normal” this year—we focused on Advent instead?
By Kenji Kuramitsu
Our worship and our prayers and our way of living are all intimately intertwined
Speakers: Andre Henry and Zach Hoover
A conversation about how to think practically and strategically about confronting racist systems.
By Alicia Crosby
“…we’re on the same side. I’m your ally.” I’ve heard a version of this sentiment too many times to count over the years, and after taking a deep breath and stifling the urge to roll my eyes, my response is always the same: You cannot name yourself as an ally; that title is bestowed upon you. It should not be assumed.
Speakers: Andre Henry and Laurent Grubaugh
A teach-in on the tools of non-violent struggle
Speakers: Andre Henry and Micky Scottbey Jones
A conversation about what it takes to bring about lasting change
By Andre Henry
“I can’t breathe,” he pleaded. For several minutes, George Floyd lay handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on his neck.
“Please,” he begged.
By Laura Coulter
Even 25 years ago, $500 wasn’t enough to hire a good ballistics expert. But that’s all the state of Alabama would cough up for Anthony Ray Hinton to prove that his gun wasn’t the one used in a 1985 double murder.
By Kaitlin B. Curtice
I’m constantly asked for resources on how people can move forward learning about Indigenous culture, and I’m often repeating the same thing: read books.
First and foremost, this supports Indigenous peoples who are writers and creators.
By Miguel De La Torre
We are called by God to be good stewards of the earth. Unfortunately, racism gets in the way. Environmental racism, defined as the link between the degradation of the environment and the racial composition of the areas where degradation takes place, is all too prevalent among communities of color in the US.
By Drick Boyd
White people, like myself, need to recognize our responsibility to talk with other white people about race, especially in light of current events and the increasing polarization in our nation around issues of race and ethnicity.
By Nikki Toyama-Szeto
It is tempting to say the rally in Charlottesville to “Unite the Right” was ignorant. Or to call it bigotry. It’s easy to call this “divisions between people” or something else that analyzes, holds the situation at arm’s-length, and allows us to return to our plate of penne.
By Leroy Barber
My heart dropped as I watched the face of Michael Brown’s mother and listened to her screams as she looked upon her son lying in the street, not being allowed to approach his body.