Confusion about the Holocaust confuses understanding  antisemitism

Column by Rev. Irene Monroe on March, 17 2022

Race is a social construct and not a biological fact. However, the deleterious effects of America’s dominant black/white racial paradigm excludes other racial groups whose skin color and phenotype complicate the racist model.

American Christianity as a Cover for Racism

Column by Rev. Mark Sandlin on February, 3 2022

 
Race plays a profound role in all aspects of life in the United States. When you stop to think about it, that is absolutely astounding …

Celebrating Thanksgiving’s 400th anniversary of revisionist history

Column by Rev. Irene Monroe on November, 25 2021

In the spirit of our connected struggles for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, this Thanksgiving,  we should not solely focus on the story of Plymouth Rock. Instead, as Americans, we should focus on creating this nation as a solid rock that rests on a multicultural and democratic foundation. 

“White Too Long” – A Conversation with Robert P. Jones, Part 2

Column by Rev. David M. Felten on November, 11 2021

The following is Part 2 of a series drawn from an interview with Robert P. Jones, author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity on September 9th, 2021. It has been edited for length and focus.

“White Too Long” – A Conversation with Robert P Jones, Part 1

Column by Rev. David M. Felten on September, 30 2021

The following is Part 1 of a series drawn from an interview with Robert P. Jones, author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity on September 9th, 2021. It has been edited for length and focus.

It is Time for Compassionate Nuanced Conversations, Part 1

Column by Rev. Deshna Charron Shine on August, 26 2021

In reality, the world around us is an infinite rainbow of nuance, complexity, and brilliance! Unlike other animals and living creatures, people are as unique as there are infinite shades of colors in this world. More so, even. We come with these spirits full of experiences and lessons, we come with unique fingerprints, DNA, personalities, likes and dislikes, smells and textures, skin tones, sexualities, body types, talents, and ideas.

What Pulls At Your Heart

Column by Rev. Deshna Charron Shine on January, 28 2021

My church was my extended family. And in my years of searching, I have yet to find a church like it, although I am sure they are out there.  So, why did I feel like, at 29 years old, that I was done with Christianity?

At Cross Purposes

Column by Rev. David M. Felten on January, 21 2021

As one who’s had to endure a career in a denomination whose global trademark is a burning cross, it once again raised the question in my mind of how the cross, burning or otherwise, had become a symbol of hate and White Supremacy.

Where Do We Go from Here, Redux

Column by Rev. Irene Monroe on December, 31 2020

The year 2020 has been a stressful one. With George Floyd’s death as an inflection point about race and racism in America, an unprecedented presidential election, and social unrest during an ongoing pandemic with a rising death toll, something is deeply broken in America’s body politic. 

A White Man Makes the Case for Reparations, Part III

Column by Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer on November, 19 2020

Too many whites argue that slavery is a thing of the past for which present day whites are not responsible. In the previous two essays, I tried to debunk that myth. It is the cause of so much pain today for black and white Americans.