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The Emanuel tragedy reminds the world that black revolutionary spaces—places committed to black beauty, intelligence, agency, creativity and freedom—have always been targets for racist violence....

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A Prayer for Emanuel and the Nine

June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Lisa Doctor joins a prayer circle down the street from the Emanuel AME Church early Thursday, June 18, 2015 following a shooting Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Rolling in Sackcloth and Ashes

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A “Bitter” Activism #SayHerName

May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

AFRICA & THE DIASPORA

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WEBINAR: POLICE STATES, BLACK SELF-RELIANCE, AND COLLIDING WORLDS

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TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD 09:00 (EST) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 14:00 UNITED KINGDOM 16:00 SOUTH AFRICA   In the age of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, the Marikana miners in South Africa,...

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Ebola and the Problem of (Our) Isolation

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Congo Sunday: Say Yes! Break the Silence

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Bring Back Our Daughters

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The Emanuel tragedy reminds the world that black revolutionary spaces—places committed to black beauty, intelligence, agency, creativity and freedom—have always been targets for racist violence....

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#prayforcharleston

A Prayer for Emanuel and the Nine

June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the African American presidents and deans of graduate theological education, we express our profound solidarity with the families and the faithful of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina....

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Yolanda Pierce, professor of African American religion and literature at Princeton Theological Seminary, reminds us that "the AME denomination was founded as a protest against racism" and "the black church was birthed as a sanctuary...

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Lisa Doctor joins a prayer circle down the street from the Emanuel AME Church early Thursday, June 18, 2015 following a shooting Wednesday night in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Rolling in Sackcloth and Ashes

June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Rev. Jennifer Bailey, AME Minister. Founder, Faith Matters Network. Millennial. Interfaith Leader. “In the streets they bind on sackcloth; on the housetops and in the squares everyone wails and melts in tears.” -Isaiah 15:3 (NRSV)...

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A “Bitter” Activism #SayHerName

May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D., On Tuesday morning, Dave Ramsey, financial guru and evangelical Christian, provided the world with a definition he coined: “Activist: Bitterness that desperately needs a hobby.”   It’s difficult to know to...

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What Christianity Can Be‏

May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D.,   The headlines concerning the latest numbers of the changing American religious landscape are sensationalist: apparently Christianity in America is facing a decline and America is “notably” less Christian. The idea...

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