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For many people of faith, church is a place of peace and escape from the troubles of the world. They want somewhere they can feel safe to ask questions and explore their faith with like-minded individuals. Worship servic ...

Category: Morality

Many faith communities want to work toward racial justice. They are committed to learning how to foster open communication and resist oppression, particularly in the way the church itself functions. One of the first step ...

Category: Morality Social Equality

On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed off on the bipartisan effort to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. Juneteenth is celebrated as a day of freedom for Black people. Many people applaud the acknowledgement of th ...

Category: Freedom Holidays and Observances Politics Social Justice

The year 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa race riot, which is considered one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the United States. Sadly, even people who grew up in Oklahoma often haven’t studie ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom Human Rights

The largest African American museum in America is the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. If you can’t get to the nation’s capital, you may want to che ...

Category: Equal Rights Science

In “Dear Church,” Lenny Duncan, a Black pastor in the ELCA, addresses racial inequities within his denomination. These same inequities exist in many religious institutions. To be a place that welcomes people of all r ...

Category: Morality Religion Social Equality

Even if you couldn't make it to the beach for a day of summer reading this year, you can still pick up a great diversity of books that will help open your eyes to the experiences of others. Joy Harjo — Poet Laureate ...

Category: Human Rights

February is Black History Month. Get out your streaming app and find some new tunes to listen to this month to appreciate the people who changed the music industry. Mamie Smith Mamie Smith recorded the first blues song ...

Category: Freedom Holidays and Observances Human Rights Politics

Americans remember Martin Luther King in January. February is African American History Month. Add these songs to your playlist to start a discussion about civil rights, race and resistance in your community. John Legend ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom Social Equality Social Justice

On the third Monday of January, Americans remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If he had lived, he would be 90 years old in 2019. Movies don’t always portray him accurately, but they are a good place to start learn ...

Category: Equal Rights Freedom Politics Social Justice