Category Archives: Religion

Arabs and African Americans: A complicated relationship between solidarity and bigotry

Arabs and African Americans appear to have a common struggle against white supremacy. But when former State Rep. Rashida Tlaib participated in a protest demanding accountability for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a Dearborn police officer in December 2015, she received disparaging messages from prominent members in the Arab American community.… Read More »

A Resolution Condemning White Supremacy Causes Chaos at the Southern Baptist Convention

Leaders from the Southern Baptist Convention were divided over a resolution affirming the denomination’s opposition to white supremacy and the alt-right during their annual meeting in Phoenix this week. On Tuesday, they initially declined to consider the proposal submitted by a prominent black pastor in Texas, Dwight McKissic, and only changed course after a significant… Read More »

AME Church urges re-commitment to Paris Climate Agreement

Jesus commands us to “…love one another” (John 13:34) and God has given us responsibility to care for His good creation (Genesis 1:28, Genesis 2:15). The African Methodist Episcopal Church, in 2016, by unanimous vote of the Centennial General Conference, made a clear decision to answer the call, by turning our Climate Commitment into Action.… Read More »

What are ‘political’ black churches?

Much attention has been given to white evangelical congregations and parachurch groups in studies of so-called “political churches” and politically active Christians. While studies of such white evangelical congregations have been at the forefront of scholarly attention to religious politics, the historic participation (and debate over the participation) of black churches in the civil rights… Read More »