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Movies to End Mass Incarceration

Film is a powerful medium for bringing issues to light and inspiring change. As part of "Locked in Solidarity," the Christian Community Development Association's awareness and action week on mass incarceration, the...

Books for What’s Next in 2021

The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong can be Made Right by Lisa Sharon Harper (2016), Be The Bridge: Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison (2019), and Becoming Brave:...

“The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander & “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson

The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (10th Anniversary Ed.), by Michelle Alexander, and Just Mercy:  A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson

Graffiti

Grafitti June 2020. Richmond, Virginia. My friend studies graffiti From Roman ruins I once heard her speak on the things We learn from words arrested by time When ash rained down and paused life Before it could be curated into Narrative sanitized...

Active and Ongoing

Here in Canada, yesterday was Monday – a Monday like any other Monday with the exception that the elementary school teachers in Toronto were on strike. It was a fitting demonstration for...

A Watchman for Our Souls

On Tuesday, author and journalist Neely Tucker sat down with Kojo Nnamdi to discuss the release of Harper Lee’s new/old novel, Go Set a Watchman. I had seen the controversy over the characterization of Atticus...

Falling Stars (and Bars)

This morning my Facebook feed is filled with commentary on South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call for the Confederate Flag to be removed from the grounds of the state capital. Many are...

Cracks in the Pavement

I turned on my car radio a week ago Tuesday morning, anxious to hear details about the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case. The BBC News Hour was on.  I...

We. Shall. Overcome.

Since Michael Brown was laid to rest, “We Shall Overcome” has lodged in my mind – not the song so much as the title. We. Shall. Overcome. I’ve needed...

Peter’s Dream. Martin’s Dream. God’s Dream.

This is the text of the sermon I delivered on Sunday, August 25, 2013. I offer it here today (with slight modifications) in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on...

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