What It Means to Burn Down a Black Church
Exploring the relentless tradition of arson in the US.
Some 60 years ago, the burning of black churches was a common form of racial violence; according to civil rights historian Taylor Branch, at the height of the civil rights movement, a
This Year's Summer Jam Is All About the Love of God
In "Coloring Book," Chance the Rapper is honest about his flaws, his faith, and the reality of growing up on Chicago's South Side.
own life. In Coloring Book, Chance assumes this posture toward Chicago's South Side, which suffers from disproportionate poverty and violence. On
9 Ways We Can Counter Radical Islam
Countering extremism will require a thoughtful effort.
Muslims must learn to disagree without using violence. 3. Narrowly define the enemy. Challenge mothers to teach their children to say no to violence.
Nigerian Churches Unite, Launch Plan Against World's Deadliest Terrorists
For the first time, Anglicans, Catholics, and Pentecostals have a strategy to defend and restore Christians decimated by Boko Haram.
of Christian churches is, for the first time, jointly endorsing a commitment to revive churches in the West African nation's north before they collapse from a decade of violence that has
The Bible Joins Fifty Shades Among Top 10 Most Challenged Books
Move over, 'Fun Home.' More people asked American schools and libraries to remove Scripture last year.
The Holy Bible Reasons: Religious viewpoint. Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel. Reasons: Violence and other (“graphic images”). (Read Karen Swallow Prior's take here.).
Christians Rally to Keep World's Largest Refugee Camp Open
The country’s plans to close a 25-year-old camp would displace more than 300,000 East African refugees.
Last year, a Her.meneutics guest writer living in East Africa reflected on faith and fear when faced with the region's unpredictable violence. Support our work.
Why Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill Made Christian History in Cuba
(UPDATED) ISIS persecution of Christians prompts first meeting between Catholic and Orthodox primates since 1054.
we wish to express our compassion for the suffering experienced by the faithful of other religious traditions who have also become victims of civil war, chaos and terrorist violence. ...
Stepping Off the Plantation
Adrian Crawford examines various angles of racial pressure.
He enjoys as I rattle off abortion rate statistics. I can spend hours talking about black-on-black violence; how maybe just pulling up “their” pants could solve so many problems.
Colorado Springs Pastor Killed in Planned Parenthood Shooting
(UPDATED) Attack at abortion clinic leaves three dead and nine wounded.
Planned Parenthood clinic—he has been arrested three times for trespassing and served jail time and paid fines for those transgressions —Martone said he prefers prayer over violence