The Virginia Theological Seminary
September 12th, 2019

The flagship seminary of the Episcopal Church announced a $1.7 million endowment fund for black clergy and congregations intended as reparations for its use of slave labor in the 19th century. The hefty fund has many wondering whether reparations are biblically supported. Continue reading

Mixed race wedding
September 4th, 2019

After learning that her brother and his fiancée had been turned down by a wedding venue in their small Mississippi hometown, Lakambria Welch thought there must have been a mistake. She drove down to Boone’s Camp Event Hall in Booneville, MS to sort things out with the owner. But Welch couldn’t have been prepared for the conversation that followed. Continue reading

Christian cross and American flag
August 12th, 2019

A group of influential Christian leaders recently endorsed a letter renouncing Christian nationalism. Given the recent surge of right-wing and religious terrorism in America, they say the link between Christian nationalism and right-wing extremism is too strong to ignore any longer. Continue reading

Notre Dame Cathedral burning
April 20th, 2019

Over the course of several weeks prior to the Notre Dame blaze, three historically black churches in Louisiana were destroyed by an arsonist. And yet, what began as a tragic story of hate soon morphed into one of unity and common humanity. Continue reading

Nike shoes on fire
September 11th, 2018

Just when it seemed like the nationwide debate over former NFL player Colin Kaepernick was dying down, Nike poured some high-intensity fuel on the fire by featuring the controversial figure in a new ad campaign. Now churches are urging people to donate their gear instead of burning it in protest. Continue reading

Former KKK member Ken Parker getting baptized
September 1st, 2018

Ken Parker was a full-on white supremacist who marched with proponents of Nazi ideology in Charlottesville last summer. But then he found Jesus. Can faith be used as a tool to combat hate? Continue reading

Russell Walker with a confederate flag
July 3rd, 2018

GOP candidate Russell Walker made national headlines after someone discovered a website he built which uses biblical arguments to promote white supremacy. Despite Republican party leaders pulling their support, Walker appears to be sticking to his guns. Continue reading

A Confederate statue being torn down
December 13th, 2017

This past summer brought a wave of reckoning that swept across the country, as scores of statues and monuments celebrating the Confederacy were removed from the public eye. In total, at least 30 cities oversaw the removal of one or more statues. Was it the right move? Continue reading

Katie Freeman wears brownface.
October 29th, 2017

A white nurse from the UK, Katie Freeman, has admitted that she has held stereotypical opinions on Muslims. Hoping to challenge Ms. Freeman and expose her to the harsh reality of Islamaphobia, Channel 4 darkened her skin, gave her a fake nose, and put her in a Burkha. Continue reading

Washington National Cathedral in D.C.
September 11th, 2017

In the wake of a national discussion about controversial monuments and statues, Washington National Cathedral in the nation’s capital has decided to remove two stained-glass windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Church leaders agreed that … Continue reading