Martin Luther & Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther Post His 95 Theses In 1517 to the church door.

Christians worldwide are celebrating the 500th anniversary Tuesday of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther, in posting his 95 Theses on the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany, challenged the church hierarchy of his day, calling Christians back to the Bible and to salvation through faith alone. Luther was fiery, bold and prophetic. And it’s no coincidence that he’s the namesake of the most significant religious figure in U.S. history: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Racist Comments

Comments made by Swiss investment adviser Marc Faber about race triggered a swift backlash.
Faber, who is well known for his market pessimism and often referred to as "Dr. Doom," said in the October edition of his "Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" that it's a good thing white people colonized America.
"Thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks," he wrote. "Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority."

Legacy of Lynching in America

Lynching of Will Brown
Lynching

Legacy of Lynching

After the end of slavery and the premature end of Reconstruction, Southern whites who had fought to keep slavery regained power of their state governments. The convict leasing and sharecropping systems were used to restore white economic dominance, and discriminatory laws deprived black people of political rights. Violent intimidation was the method of enforcement.

Why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions

Why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions

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How to own up to white privilege

Not the friend of Black people!

White Christians must wrestle with how they benefit from racial injustice, even if they did not create the structures that support it.

By Kevin P. Considine

ARTICLE JUSTICE

My high school was predominantly white, as was my teenage circle of friends. Within this context, the term white privilege had no meaning; economic class was the most common social difference I noticed.

26th Sunday in Ordinary, October 1, 2017

"Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes
are entering the kingdom of God before you."
Ouch. This had to sting. Jesus spoke these
shocking words not just to anybody. He spoke
them to "the chief priests and elders of the
people." The ones who were professional
law-keepers. The ones who were religious
leaders and teachers. The ones who were,
in truth, self-righteous, pompous, and
presumptuous. Jesus must have known
how offensive it would be to His audience
to share this unpleasant fact. Be He said

FENCING WITH BIGOTS

...being an imaginary dialogue between a nominee to a Federal appeals court and members of the Committee on the Judiciary of what once imagined itself "the world's greatest deliberative body"...

George
Weigel
...being an imaginary dialogue between a nominee to a Federal appeals court and members of the Committee on the Judiciary of what once imagined itself "the world's greatest deliberative body"...

Vatican Diplomatic Recalled Investigation Child Pornography

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A member of the Vatican diplomatic corps serving in Washington has been recalled to the Vatican where he is involved in a criminal investigation involving child pornography, the Vatican said.

The Vatican press office said Sept. 15 that it was notified Aug. 21 by the U.S. State Department "of a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images by a member of the diplomatic corps of the Holy See accredited to Washington."

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