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"The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes" by James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

Reflecting with Scripture on Community Organizing

By Reverend Jeffrey K. Krehbiel The following is an excerpt from Reflecting with Scripture on Community Organizing (c) 2010 by Rev. Jeffrey K Krehbiel. Used with permission of the publisher, ACTA Publications,, 800-397-2282. All rights reserved. Copies of the

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Why SDOP: Community’s Power for Social Change

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Interviewing Alonzo Johnson, Coordinator for Self Development of People Editor’s note:  Last month, Unbound wrote about reparations as beginning with investments in fully integrated and equal education, in equal access to housing and jobs, and in equal and fair prison sentencing. In continuation of that dialogue, we interviewed Alonzo Johnson, Coordinator


An Open Letter on Urban Ministry

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To Our Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Brothers and Sisters September 6, 2016 Dear Colleagues Across our Church: We are prompted to write by the tragically early death of our brother in Christ, the Rev. Eugene “Freedom” Blackwell, pastor of House of Manna in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eugene joined the church triumphant on August 29th,


“This is What Theology Looks Like!”

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Participation of Reformed Churches and Clergy in Demonstrations in Ferguson This essay is an excerpt from Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty’s contribution to Calvinism on the Peripheries: Religion and Civil Society in Europe, ed. by Ábrahám KOVÁCS, co-edited by Béla BARÁTH (Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2009), 295 pp. The events that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri,


Called to be Angry

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White Supremacy and the Church Last week, I once again found myself protesting in the streets of Chicago. Showing up to a demonstration organized by activists of color, I joined them chanting: “White Supremacy is the enemy. Shut it down! Shut it down!” As I pronounced every word, I felt

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Is Religion Holding Us Back?

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Ecumenical and Interfaith Justice Work in a Post-Secular Age In 1990, the World Council of Churches released its Guidelines on Dialogue with People of Living Faiths and Ideologies. While this is not the most recent (or perhaps the most widely used) document of its kind on ecumenical or interfaith work,

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