#BlackDeath at the hands of police has become, as we all know by now, an all too common trend. Only last week, the names of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile became the latest in a long line of #blackdeath as a result of interaction with police
We commit ourselves, as scholars and activists, clergy and lay, religious and not, to embrace the fullness of Black Life and to recognize that all Black life is at risk. We particularly celebrate the voices that started the movement and those who continue the resistance.
A few days before the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the death of Mike Brown, we traveled to Ferguson, MO to document human rights violations and to speak to local activists and clergy.
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference partners with SpiritHouse Project, Christ the King United Church of Christ and Eden Theological Seminary to host Teach-In, Eat-In, and Preach-In for Social Justice in Ferguson, MO.
By R. Drew Smith, Ph.D., There is a scripture verse that has become a tag line for the thriving praise and prosperity emphasis within American Christianity: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”...
By Rev. Andre Johnson, Ph.D., I recently attended our Convocation service at Memphis Theological Seminary where we celebrated our 50th year anniversary in Memphis, Tennessee as a seminary. Our president, Rev. Dr. Jay Earheart-Browndelivered an inspiring sermon titled, “Ministry in the Real World.” He reminded us about the decision of the seminary to move from McKenzie, Tennessee to...
Cheap peace rejects the problem of structural violence that gives rise to social anger and resistance. Cheap peace refuses to hear the cries of the unheard. Most importantly, cheap peace is dishonest about power within social structures.