From Executive Director David Dykes:
A whole new, rapidly growing, demographic of our society is now identifying itself as “spiritual, but not religious;” some are referring to it as the “Nones.” This fact of American life encourages me. Religion should point to faith; but regrettably, much, maybe most of religion has replaced faith with sets of beliefs to be “faithfully” held. It’s easy to see the confusion between being “faithful” to a set of rigidly held beliefs and actually...
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW_Why Can’t I
Another massacre. Another opportunity for this nation to take responsibility for the unnecessary loss of life. Another week of our news networks showing over and over again the carnage left by hate. The brutal slaying of innocent lives in Orlando is the result of provoked anger and an implausible lack of gun regulation in this country. PETER LAARMAN in yesterday’s Religion Dispatches, offers his reflection of the continued consequences of...
“LEMONADE” _ The Black Woman’s Unremitting Heartache
How have they done it? How do they continue to do it? How do black women endure life’s excruciating struggles and come forth with a whole heart and a sure soul? How do black women seem to find hope in the midst of brutal pain? Can the black woman’s strength be found in the spiritual life? Are her stories of pain and grief, depression and despair, hopelessness and...