A Time to Break Silence: MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech—Podcast Presentations Available

During the recent Ecumenical Advocacy Days gathering in Washington, DC, NCC’s Faith and Order Convening Table held a pre-gathering session exploring the theology behind Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sermon “Beyond Vietnam” at Riverside Church in New York. King’s words … Continued

How Criminalization Impacts Black Women and Girls

From the Sentencing Project (http://www.sentencingproject.org): A January report by the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice summarizes key points and recommendations from a meeting of survivors, scholars, and activists examining how criminalization impacts the lives of black … Continued

17 Reasons the Muslim Ban is Pure Discrimination (and Counting)

Posted at https://medium.com/@MuslimAdvocates/17-reasons-the-muslim-ban-is-pure-discrimination-and-counting-c83ef34810b2 Despite a mountain of evidence that the Muslim ban executive orders are purpose-built to discriminate against Muslims, the Trump Administration is somehow arguing in court that they’re not. Here are 17 (and counting) pieces of evidence that … Continued

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2017/04/04/15485/#.WOOgGPkrIdU By James Abro April 4, 2017 Last week the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice sent out a newsletter informing people that today, April 4, marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech.  The … Continued

The Separate, Unequal Education of Students with Special Needs

The Hechinger Report “Children … all over the country – with diagnoses including ADHD, bipolar disorder and, increasingly, autism … are often placed in separate classrooms within public schools and spend large numbers of hours on computers using technology that … Continued

New Poor People’s Campaign Bible Study Series #3: A Revolution of Values

From the Kairos Center (https://kairoscenter.org/): Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Beyond Vietnam by using this Bible study, the third in a series developed to foster conversations about the biblical and theological significance of the New Poor People’s Campaign, which pairs an excerpt of … Continued

Ahistorical and Wrong–on Police Body Cameras and Other Things

  Are police body cameras designed to scrutinize police work? Photo via Utility, Inc. By Matt Stroud, Criminal justice researcher, ACLU of Pennsylvania I thought I’d misheard him. At a Duquesne University conference on a Friday afternoon in late January, John … Continued

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