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Every 28 Hours: An Ode to Renisha McBride (A Sermon)

April 11, 2014
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Every-28-hours

By Nyle Fort The following is a sermon delivered on January 19, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (Somerset, NJ). The preaching text is Luke 7:36-50. Stephon Watts, 15. Remarley Graham, 18. Bo Morrison, 20. Rekia Boyd, 22. Dante Price, 25. Trayvon Martin, 17. Wendell Allen, 20. Darius Simmons, 13. Deshone...
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Meditations on Being Right

April 8, 2014
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By Lyndsey Godwin This is a sermon that was given on February 12, 2013 at the weekly chapel service held at Vanderbilt Divinity School, an inter-denominational, though historically Judeo-Christian graduate school for theological education.  The focal scripture for this service was 1 Corinthians 2:1-16. In February, I traveled with a small group of Vanderbilt...
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Op-Ed: Colonial Legacies of Africa’s Homophobia: Finding a Narrative That Works for African LGBT Movements

March 23, 2014
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By Val Kalende At a time when more countries are moving toward inclusive human rights, Africa, once called a “dark continent,” is making steps backward. The phrase “dark continent” has evolved in similar ways that “homosexuality” has evolved over time. Initially used as a metaphor for Africa’s thick rain forests, the phrase became a synonym for...
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Mushy Carrots

March 18, 2014
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Nair

Gaayathri Nair, "I have been integrated, assimilated, subsumed and transformed forever by the experience of growing up other. It is like a chemical reaction, both components are irreversibly changed by their interaction with each other." #personalIsPoliticalOnTFW
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Why Sikivu Hutchinson’s Latest Book Is Relevant To an Angry Romani Ex-Muslim

March 10, 2014
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Sikivu Hutchinson

By Maryam Moosan-Clark In Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels, Sikivu Hutchinson takes us on a roller coaster ride through the different, interacting forms of underprivilege that affect People of Color in the United States, past and present. Throughout much of the journey, despite giving numerous examples a minority person can relate to, she...
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Claiming All That Is Within Me And Loving Myself Fiercely

February 24, 2014
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Audre Lorde (far right) with (l-r) June Jordan, Alice Walker, Lucille Clifton

By Farah Tanis I was named by my mother at birth in the presence of my grandmother, keeper, vessel of the Gods and Goddesses, descendent of over a hundred generations of holy-ghost women, rainbow serpent women, wrinkled skin ancestral Mambos (high priestesses of West-African Vodoun) whose eyes foresaw my happenings before I could utter...
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On Audre Lorde

February 23, 2014
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Audre Lorde
Image Credit: © Dagmar Shultz

By Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, Hebrew Biblical Scholar Professor Paula Cooey introduced me to the writings of Audre Lorde in a “Women, Religion, and Literature” course at Trinity University in 1984. I transferred to Trinity from Alabama State University. I moved to San Antonio with my then-husband because he was in the Air Force. In Dr....
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On Faith and Feminism: A “Sermon”

February 23, 2014
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Audre Lorde & Gloria Joseph
copyright: Dagmar Schultz

By Mary Kathryn Dean The Texts: Luke 8:4-15 When a great crowd gathered and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable: ‘A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell on the path and was trampled on, and the birds of the air...
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Medicines for Our Survival: The Continuation of the Life of Audre Lorde

February 18, 2014
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Audre Lorde
copyright: Dagmar Schultz

By M. Jacqui Alexander A Libation: Omi Tútù Ó Mì Tútù Ile Tútù Ona Tútù Tútù Laróyè Tútù Egún Tútù  Irúnmalè Cool water It effects coolness Cool relatives Cool house Cool road Cool owner of talkativeness (Èsù) Cool Ancestors Cool Earth Spirits  (See John Mason, Four New World Yorùbá Rituals, Brooklyn, NY: Yoruba Theological...
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Patriarchal PONTIFICATIONS, and the Problem of “Justice”

January 14, 2014
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Patriarchal PONTIFICATIONS, and the Problem of “Justice”

By Zillah Eisenstein Pope Francis criticizes unbridled capitalism for its injustice.  He has been applauded widely and loudly for this and he should be. But a critique of unbridled patriarchy and misogyny is needed as well, from both him and his many supporters, especially progressives around the world, if a meaningful “justice” is to...
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