The violence continues to pile up, with one searing headline rapidly succeeding the next: Gaza; Ferguson, Mo.; Ukraine; the horrifying rampage of the Islamic State militant group; and now, a long-term U.S. war to destroy our new enemy. This dizzying, violent surge, one bloody wave after the next, gives us no time to think. Violence is the answer, we're told, so get with the program.
Martin Luther King Jr.
A small c catholic: It's necessary for blacks and whites to understand one another when it comes to bigotry, economic injustice, and what gets called "white privilege."
Simply Spirit: It seems just yesterday that everybody in the gay community was either in the closet, dying of AIDS, or both. We've come a long way.
Opinion: A clear mark of Christian solidarity is the practice of hearing the cry of the poor and making their cries for dignity, love, justice and freedom our own.
I want to consider three things in this blog: first, the harm that has been done; second, our white gaze; and third, nonviolent direct action.
Fifty years ago, when the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, two Louisiana-born men knew it was the beginning of a time of change.
Young Voices: America frustrates, saddens and inspires me in so many ways. Yet I still can't help but cheer for the U.S. team.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Alex Kuzma hasn't lost hope for the people of the Ukraine, even with the latest developments.
At the Intersection: Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman, who will play in Sunday's Super Bowl, gained a lot of attention after his last playoff game.
For decades, retired United Methodist Bishop Woodie White has marked the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. by writing a "birthday letter" to the leader