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Never Forget Is Now

Duncan Ryuken Williams reminds about the mixture of racism and religion in history and states that atrocities from the past should not be repeated.

“This enduring idea of America as essentially a white and Christian nation has had two effects: the exclusion from American belonging of those deemed doubly “other,” and the second-class inclusion of those who shared either race or religion with the presumed center of American identity.”

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What Factor did Faith Bring during the Women’s Suffrage Movement?

Alison Lesley explains the vital role that faith played to influence the women’s rights movement.

“For both sides of the divide (For those who were for and those against the Amendment) faith played a critical role. Religious convictions saw many fights for and many other fights against women’s suffrage.”

Racial Insensitivity Disregards the Gospel

A prominent white American pastor preaches about the unnecessary racism that white Christians show towards non-white people reports Adelle M. Banks.

“I do not need to tell this church the church of the West has had a horrible history of racism,” Greear, a pastor in North Carolina, told Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.
“And there’s one primary reason that that happened: Christians lost touch with the gospel….
The gospel teaches us that there’s only one kind of person: human,” said Greear. “We’ve all got the same problem: sin.”

How to Educate for Democracy

Martha C. Nussbaum delves into the discussion of democratic societies and the moral codes of humanity.

“History has come to a stage when the moral man, the complete man, is more and more giving way, almost without knowing it, to make room for the … commercial man, the man of limited purpose. This process, aided by the wonderful progress in science, is assuming gigantic proportion and power, causing the upset of man’s moral balance, obscuring his human side under the shadow of soul-less organisation.”

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