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I believe in a God who created Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant to “have life, and have it abundantly.”

Martin Luther King Jr. seen during his “I Have a Dream” speech.AP Flashing lights caught my attention that night. I … Continued

Churches raised funds, encouraged crowds at ‘63 march

RNS () — For weeks leading up to the March on Washington, the Rev. Perry Smith urged his congregation to … Continued

Reformers want Congress to end ban on pulpit politicking

RNS () — A commission of religious leaders has called for clarity in churches’ ability to endorse candidates and issues … Continued

Trayvon Martin: A son of America, a child of God

Rallies took place in Sanford on Feb. 5, which would have been his 18th birthday. Here, Sybrina Fulton, third from … Continued

Southern Baptists push for more black missionaries

Fred Luter had a lot of firsts in the last year: first black president of the Southern Baptist Convention; first … Continued

What Martin Luther King, Jr. did in Birmingham Jail: The prophet unbound

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. was finishing up the “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” The “letter” was his answer … Continued

Former National Council of Churches leader Bob Edgar dead at 69

The Rev. Bob Edgar, a Democratic congressman and United Methodist minister who went on to lead the National Council of … Continued

Richard Dawkins goes to the Bible Belt

I had been trying to persuade bestselling author Richard Dawkins to give a talk in my hometown of Charleston, South … Continued

Making black history for gay rights

Manuel Balce Ceneta AP In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the … Continued

Keeping the faith: 2012 in gay rights victories

AFP/GETTY IMAGES In May, President Obama became the first U.S. president to say publicly he was in favor of same-sex … Continued