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If Critical Race Theory really were about what my state representative says it is, I’d oppose it too

Rep. Jeremy Faison, chairman of the Tennessee House of Representatives Republican Caucus, recently wrote his “Viewpoint” regarding House Bill 580, outlawing Critical Race Theory in Tennesse schools. A...

Why Critical Race Theory could be good news for ‘nice white people’

A bedrock theological concept of my formation as a white American evangelical was the idea, best articulated by Paul in Romans 14-20, that there is a war going on within all of us between those things...

Critical Race Theory, voter suppression and historical negation: The irony of it all

In his Key into the Language of America (1643), the earliest Native American/English grammar, Roger Williams, that colonial disquieter of the religio-political peace, described his experiences with th...

The Tulsa Race Massacre is personal to me, and remembering is a holy act

1921 is personal to me. It is personal for two reasons. 1921 was the year of my mother’s birth in Muskogee, Okla. Had she lived, she would be 100 years old this coming September. My mom used to say, “...

New BJC resources help facilitate conversations on race and religious liberty

The topic of this year’s Shurden Lectures back in April tackled an essential subject for people of faith who seek to promote racial and social justice. The post New BJC resources help facilitate conve...

Is it now illegal to mention the Tulsa Race Massacre in the classrooms of Oklahoma?

On June 1, 1921, the Greenwood district of Tulsa, home to more than 10,000 Black residents, was intentionally destroyed by a white mob. An estimated 300 Black residents died; close to 1,000 were serio...

It’s not just the SBC banning Critical Race Theory; now state legislatures are joining the fight

Southern Baptist seminary presidents aren’t the only ones up in arms about Critical Race Theory. Their affirmation that the six SBC seminaries will not teach about systemic racism and inherent injusti...

Attacks on Critical Race Theory are ‘attempt to maintain the status quo’

Critical Race Theory, the continued racial segregation of U.S. churches and the need to include African Americans more fully in religious liberty campaigns were among the topics discussed during “Reli...

Race and Responsibility: A Conversation on Black-Jewish Relations & the Fight for Equal Justice

How are the historical experiences of the Black and Jewish communities at once distinct and interconnected? Should we see efforts to combat racism and antisemitism as separate struggles? What are Afri...

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