Pope Francis-Indigenous People

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that

indigenous groups must give prior consent to any

economic activity affecting their ancestral lands,

a view that conflicts with the Trump administration,

which is pushing to build a $3.8 billion oil pipeline

over opposition from American Indians.

Francis met with representatives of indigenous peoples

attending a U.N. agricultural meeting and said the key

issue facing them is how to reconcile the right to

economic development with protecting their cultures and

Moving backward on racial progress

Moving backward on racial progress
By Tom Ehrich
c. 2013 Religion News Service

SEWANEE, Tenn. (RNS) After passing through the Gothic campus of Sewanee: The University of the South, we came to an enormous cross looking down on a nearby valley.

The vista reminded me of Gettysburg, so I asked my host, “Did Sewanee play a part in the war?”


Black Lives Matter: The Growth of a New Social Justice Movement

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In the article below, Syracuse University historian Herbert Ruffin explores the rapid rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement as the most recent development in the ongoing struggle for racial and social justice in the United States.

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