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Reconciliation

EthicsDaily is committed to working alongside partners addressing the destructive ramifications of racism while seeking pathways toward repentance, reconciliation and redemption. And you can help with that future work. […] Read More

In our starkly divided nation, it’s more crucial than ever for churches to become peacemakers in the most basic sense of the word, breaking down dividing walls of hatred and resentment. […] Read More

Baptists from across the U.S. gathered in Atlanta this week at the New Baptist Covenant’s 2018 summit, committing to continue the “journey to justice” for all people. […] Read More

Two Tennessee churches – one predominantly black, the other white – with a sometimes uneasy history of racial tension worked together to begin breaking barriers. How about yours? […] Read More

Canada’s First Nations schools sought to civilize children from indigenous people with their mission to “kill the Indian in the child” – a story so common to many cultures that one can grow numb. […] Read More

Are the differences between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X as big as some make out? Personally, I don’t think so. About three years before his death, King underwent a conversion. Agreed, it did not parallel Malcolm’s Mecca conversion, but it was significant enough to lead to a dramatic change in King’s thinking and […] Read More

When I walked into the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, I was excited to find an exhibit focusing on southern art. After spending some time in the exhibit, I stumbled upon a piece titled “High Yella Masterpiece: We Ain’t No Cotton Pickin’ Negroes.” The painting depicted two light-skinned black men staring pensively at the […] Read More

I was almost unable to write this article. Several weeks ago, I found myself in a terrifying encounter with a law enforcement officer in Mississippi. The day before the incident, I had conducted funeral services for my father-in-law, who was a retired Mississippi law enforcement officer. While the family slept, the following morning I gathered […] Read More

Headlines and social media feeds were filled earlier this month with articles about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination on April 4, 1968. King wrote his powerful “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” five years earlier on April 16, 1963. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was a regional expansion of the local work, […] Read More

Incarceration is, by definition, a problem because its reason for being is a response to behavior outside the legal norms of a society. It is also an arena for many “problems within the problem” because of the challenges inherent in its application and management. Studies show the clear and well-known correlation of such factors as […] Read More