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Is America Ready for the Next Crisis? No, We Are Not

Is America Ready for the Next Crisis? No, We Are Not

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed this country in ways that will take decades to understand and address. A year and a half into this historic time, the world is exhausted and operating on reserves with no clear end date in sight. Over the past year, I have been...
The Fight for the Soul of America

The Fight for the Soul of America

During his presidential campaign, Joseph Biden often spoke of the election in terms of a fight for the soul of America. During the Democratic National Convention, Biden said, “This campaign isn’t just about winning votes. It’s about winniang the heart and, yes, the...
Faith Leaders in the Public Square Need Dual Loyalties

Faith Leaders in the Public Square Need Dual Loyalties

A good place to begin is with a question. What do I mean by the term dual loyalties? The idea came from a statement Jesus made in response to a question posed to entrap him. His answer was brilliant, profound, and, I believe, instructive for every generation of people...
The Neglected Dimension of Verbal Violence in Politics

The Neglected Dimension of Verbal Violence in Politics

The Descent into Violence America is a violent country in every sense of the word – wars abroad, racial ethnic strife, mass shootings, police brutality, gang violence, hate crimes, rape, and domestic violence are reported daily. I can hardly scroll through my Twitter...
Black Clergy Political Engagement Guide

Black Clergy Political Engagement Guide

As we get closer to the 2020 election, it is important for churches and pastors to mobilize. I meet pastors and church leaders who want to get involved but do not always know what to do or how to add justice and advocacy to the work their congregations take up in...

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