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Minneapolis Police Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting Named as Somali-American Mohamed Noor

When Mohamed Noor joined the Minneapolis police force and was assigned to patrol the city’s southwest corner, the Somali community there — the nation’s largest — threw a party for him to celebrate. (more…)

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Pastor and Author Efrem Smith: “We Cannot Surrender the Outposts of God’s Kingdom To the Ways of Our Nation. Christians Are Here To Transform.”

Over the past several years, cultural divisions of race, class, politics and faith have become starker than any time in recent memory. While it would be easy to only think of American politics here, it is a worldwide phenomenon, one that requires a quiet, global response of love and reconciliation

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NFL Player Benjamin Watson on What White, Black Christians Must Do to Bridge Racial Divide

Christian NFL player Benjamin Watson has offered advice for how the Church and its believers can take the lead in helping ease racial tensions in the United States. (more…)

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WATCH: President Obama Makes Plea For Unity After ‘Noisy and Divisive’ Election In his Final Thanksgiving Message

President Obama called for unity in his annual Thanksgiving message on Thursday, the last he will deliver as commander in chief. (more…)

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Bryan Carter Shares How he, a Black Pastor, and Jeff Warren, a White Pastor, (and Dozens of Churches) Partnered For Racial Reconciliation ‘When Ferguson Came to Dallas’ In Form of Tragic Police Shootings

America has a race problem—and most Americans think it is getting worse. Unless you have been avoiding media, you’ve seen the news. But what is the Church to do and how are Christians to respond? As always, the Church needs to speak prophetically when needed, and to care in moments when

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Managing Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, John C. Richards Jr., on Race In America and Why the Church’s Response Matters

Last week, I binge watched (apparently, that’s a thing) Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix. Based in Harlem, the show is unapologetically black and unapologetically political. One article in Time calls it the “most political superhero show yet.” It pulls no social punches, addressing everything from urban policing to Harlem’s gentrification.

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WATCH: National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President Samuel Rodriguez Discusses Black and Blue Lives With T.D. Jakes For “Conversations with America” Series

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)/CONEL, joined the "T.D. Jakes" national talk show, hosted by best-selling author, film and music producer, and entrepreneur T.D. Jakes, in its continued Conversations with America series on Sept. 29. (more…)

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Cory Condrey Set to Release ‘America’ Album on September 9th Ahead of September 11th Stand Campaign Rally In NYC

Story Credit: Gospel Goodies with Aliya Faust Veteran syndicated radio personality Cory “Coco Brother” Condrey is gearing up to release an album titled America to line up with Stand Campaign he hopes inspires Americans to stand for all of America. (more…)

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WATCH: Amid National Racial Tension, I Am Second Highlights Pastor Tony Evans’ Video Testimony on How Christ Set him Free From the Effects of Growing Up Considered a Second-Class Citizen Due to his Skin Color

Tony Evans is a well-respected pastor, author and the first African-American to earn a doctorate in Theology from the Dallas Theological Seminary. Yet his seemingly unfettered accomplishments came with significant opposition. (more…)

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Anne Graham Lotz Gives 4 Biblical Actions Christians Can Take to Heal the Nation Amid Racial Turmoil

Responding to racial tensions that have resurfaced in America over the past two years, Anne Graham Lotz is urging Christians to open their Bibles and take four actions to bring healing to their communities and the nation. (more…)

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Kirk Franklin Says Black and White Churches Must Confess to Failing America’s Culture

Gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin hit the stage early in the morning Saturday at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and led with a prayer that reached to the core of those in attendance. (more…)

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“Selma” Director Ava DuVernay’s Documentary About the High Incarceration Rate for African-Americans, Titled “The 13th”, Will Open the New York Film Festival

Surprise! Ava DuVernay has a new film, and it’s scheduled to open the 54th New York Film Festival. (more…)

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In Response to Recent Tragic Events Fueled By Racial Tension In America, Tony Evans Preaches “A Biblical Response on Race”

Spoke with a heavy heart this morning. https://t.co/wkR4nTCEGc — Tony Evans (@drtonyevans) July 18, 2016 Preached July 17, 2016 at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. SOURCE: Tony Evans

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Behind Racial Tensions, A Deeper Problem: Segregation

In the aftermath of a week of racial tension, a number of leaders have pointed to the need for a deeper mutual understanding between police departments and the black community in particular.  (more…)

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