From "The Birth of a Nation," the 1915 silent movie some historians blame for a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, to Spike Lee’s "BlacKkKlansman" more than 100 years later, movies have reflected and shaped Americans’ attitudes toward race, said Baylor University professor Greg Garrett.
On Tuesday (June 2), artists and celebrities planned to black out their social media profiles and “mute” their feeds to amplify black voices. Here are a number of black advocates whose activism is rooted in their faith and who are working to educate and inform others on racial injustices.
Musician Ken Medema hopes that Christians will work to build peace and wholeness — or what in Hebrew is called shalom — in their communities and across the nation as coronavirus exposes injustices in our society. He talked about faith and music on the Word&Way podcast “Baptist Without An Adjective.”
The first media column I wrote for Word&Way in 1999 asked the question, “Should my church have a web page?” In that pre-social media world, it was luxury that was slowly becoming a necessity.
Norma McCorvey, better known as “Jane Roe,” was at the center of the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide. Now three years after her death, she says she was paid to speak out against abortion in a documentary being released Friday.
“Singing together in congregations is a practice that we dearly love and are eager to promote," says Rev. John Witvliet, an expert on Christian worship, "but loving our neighbor is job one here and so the time for fasting from this wonderful practice may be longer than any of us would like.”
An evangelical broadcaster who boasted of miraculously securing a TV license in Israel now risks being taken off the air over suspicions of trying to convert Jews to Christianity.
Brian Kaylor didn’t realize how the coronavirus pandemic was emotionally impacting his 8-year-old son, Kagan, until the children’s minister at their church started sharing a nightly bedtime story.
Born Richard Wayne Penniman in 1932, Little Richard — the musician known for singing, shouting and flamboyant showmanship — was more than a little religious at times during his life. He died on May 5.