Monthly Archives: December 2015

New York Times Documentaries on the Police and Race

In the past few years, the Black Lives Matter movement has highlighted the problems between the African American community and many of the police departments in this country. The recent killings of young African men by police officers has been … Continue reading

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Reverand Willie T. Barrow, Fighter for Human Rights

As I’ve been reading about the recent protests of the Black Lives Matter Movement, I began thinking of the older civil rights leaders who fought for African American rights in decades past. Last March 2015, one of the great civil … Continue reading

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Will D. Campbell, Bootleg Preacher

During the past few months, political figures like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have been saying divisive language that has been scapegoating groups like immigrants, Muslims, LGBT individuals, and African Americans. They are exploiting the fears of many of the … Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Archie Bunker and the Great American Divide

I’ve been reading a lot about the growing partisan divide, and I’ve been as exasperated as many of my fellow liberals at Donald Trump’s latest rantings. It got me thinking of two great television shows: “All in the Family” and … Continue reading

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The 50th Anniversary of Nostra Aetate and the Catholic Outreach to Islam

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate, which dealt with the relation of the church to non-Christian religions that transformed church doctrine about Jews and other faiths. Nostra Aetate originated from the realization of … Continue reading

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