Tag Archives: Racism

Ferguson Week of Righteous Resistance—August 7-10, National

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): Approaching the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO last August 9th, it is with deep sadness that I acknowledge that our current political and social climate continues to belie … Continue reading

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Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration (PCC Annual Conference)—October 23-26, Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania Council of Churches is excited to announce the relaunch of its annual conference (formerly the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Conference)! So…SAVE THE DATE! The Council will present Lord, Let Our Eyes Be Opened: Breaking the Chains of Mass Incarceration at the Red Lion … Continue reading

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Actions You Can Take to Support AME & Other Black Churches Affected by Racism

From Showing Up for Racial Justice/SURJ (http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org): Here are some things your congregation and you can do to support churches that have been the targets of racist actions: Give and ask your congregation to give to the joint fund for … Continue reading

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Researchers: Five Ignored Factors Affect Outcomes for Poor Children

The Washington Post “School leaders and policymakers trying to improve academic results for disadvantaged children need to look outside the classroom at social and economic conditions that directly affect a child’s ability to learn … Five factors that new research … Continue reading

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Nearly Half of Black Women Have a Family Member in Prison

A recent study in the Du Bois Review, “Racial Inequalities in Connectedness to Imprisoned Individuals in the United States,” finds that 44% of black women have at least one family member in prison in contrast to only 12% of white … Continue reading

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A Call for More Than Judicial Remedies to the Killing of African American Boys and Men

Regardless of your tradition, this is a thoughtful piece. By the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II Director, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness is the voice of Presbyterian public policy and advocates … Continue reading

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How Do We Deal with Our Privilege?

From Class Action (http://www.classism.org/): How do we deal with our privilege? Almost all of us have experience with being on the up-side of a social identity, meaning we have more advantages or protections than those targeted by an oppression such … Continue reading

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Join PICO’s Lifelines to Healing Campaign

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): The recent verdict about Trayvon Martin’s death has caused has caused deep pain in communities of color. But that pain didn’t begin here. We have witnessed African-American and Latino youth who are struggling to … Continue reading

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MLK’s ‘Letter From A Birmingham Jail’ Inspires Christian Clergy Group

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Kevin Eckstrom – Religion News Service January 15, 2011   A coalition of Christian churches answered the Rev. Martin Luther King’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” conceding that Americans have often … Continue reading

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United Methodist Bishops Oppose Racism

From the United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society (http://www.umc-gbcs.org):   Back immigration reform By Heather Hahn   PANAMA CITY, Panama (UMNS) — United Methodist bishops have called on Christians to overcome racism and other sources of animosity … Continue reading

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