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Author Leroy Seat

Leroy Seat was a missionary to Japan from 1966-2004 and is both professor emeritus of Seinan Gakuin University and pastor emeritus of Fukuoka International Church.

Fred Korematsu, born 100 years ago today, is increasingly becoming recognized as the civil rights hero he was. In 1942, he challenged the internment of 117,000 ethnic Japanese people, the majority of whom were U.S. citizens. […] Read More

Can differences of degree become so great they become differences of kind? Conservative and liberal Christians, unable to find a center, have become so increasingly polarized it appears they have produced two Christianities. […] Read More

With 40 million in the U.S. alone living in poverty, people who profess to be followers of Jesus – and all people of goodwill – must seek to live in solidarity with the poor. Easy to talk about; harder to do. […] Read More

Christopher Columbus’ undeniable connection to the oppression of indigenous peoples and the beginnings of the transatlantic slave trade have led many to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day. […] Read More

W.E.B. Du Bois, born 150 years ago in February 1868, adamantly opposed the idea of biological white superiority and called for full equality of blacks and whites. His legacy lives on. […] Read More

In the U.S. and most of the developed world, the winds of capitalism have blown over the land so strongly that the desire of most people is for more and more material things. […] Read More

Faith in God is always good, but people often have an insufficient or erroneous understanding of God. Failing to have an adequate understanding of God can produce a flawed faith. […] Read More

“The Star-Spangled Banner” has been sung and played often in the past few days, including at many churches. Another song, often called the “Black National Anthem,” calls us to join hands and work together. […] Read More

There have been missionaries to “foreign” places and ethnic groups from the time of the Apostle Paul to the present. The modern Protestant missionary movement, however, began with Englishman William Carey in 1792. Building upon Carey’s groundbreaking ideas and actions, extensive time, effort and resources have been expended on global missionary activities during the 225 […] Read More

Today is the launch of the new Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) activities. The original PPC was inaugurated by Martin Luther King Jr. Mainly because of his tragic assassination 601 months ago, it didn’t accomplish what he had hoped for. The primary leader of the new PPC is William Barber II. The original PPC was created […] Read More