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Simon the Cyrene – From Bystander to Surrogate

Simon the Cyrene – From Bystander to Surrogate

 “Black folk claim Simon with reference not to geography, but to identity. Simon’s blackness is truth-telling and empowering.”        – Rev. Jeania Ree V. Moore, Director of Civil and Human Rights at the General Board of Church and Society for The United...
Chris and Jesse, Myth Busting and Ethical Leadership

Chris and Jesse, Myth Busting and Ethical Leadership

In the past weeks we have experience two astonishing arrests. First there was Christopher Paul Hanson, a Coast Guard lieutenant who worked at the national office of the coast guard located in Washington D.C. He was arrested and accused of being a white nationalist...
Litany for Libation for Mental Health

Litany for Libation for Mental Health

Written by Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Jr.; Peter Goldblum, Ph.D.; Rev. D. Mark Wilson, Ph.D. Download Litany for Libation for Mental Health (pdf) For #BlackHistoryMonth All: Stony the road we trod, Bitter the chastening rod,Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;Yet...
Warriors, Lovers, and Fathers

Warriors, Lovers, and Fathers

Amidst the swirling, robust conversation around gender, the question is still asked, “What is the role of men? Is anyone still thinking about addressing it? Surely it has changed.” It has. Some of the most drastic changes are around a man’s role as a father, son, and...
Innovation in the Manger

Innovation in the Manger

Sixty-three years ago, a woman whom others would consider only a maid changed her seat on a bus and therefore changed the world. Rosa Parks’ simple act not only began a process that redefined policy but also challenged the way we think of people and power. We are all...