Put the Refugee Jesus Back into Christmas


by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Following the news that one of the Paris attackers was carrying a Syrian passport, 24 US governors asked the federal government to cease welcoming refugees from Syria this week. Though he had told the Carolina Journal on Friday that he was satisfied with security screening for [Read More...]

A Great Generation: A Veteran’s Day Musical Tribute

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we’re sharing a music video from pastor and artist Tim Mooney. The song is called “Great Generation” and Mooney wrote it for his father, who was a World War II vet. We think it’s a most fitting tribute to all of our beloved men and women who have served this country [Read More...]

Ending Mass Incarceration: The Ongoing Call to Faith Communities

left to right: Janis Rosheuvel, executive secretary for racial justice for United Methodist Women; Sally Dyck, Bishop of Northern Illinois Conference United Methodist Church; Page May, We Charge Genocide; and Lisette Castillo Vizcarro.  They were panelists at a town hall on mass incarceration and policing co-sponsored by United Methodist Women as part of its national social justice training event, “Interrupting Indifference: Jesus, Justice and Joy,” July 29-Aug. 2 at the University of Chicago. credit: Robert Macabuhay

by Janis Rosheuvel, Pastor Lilian Amaya and Lissette Castillo Vizcarra The crisis of incarceration this nation now faces demands people of faith act with swift and fierce moral authority to transform, not just reform, an irreparably broken system. It demands that all of us—clergy, seminarians, teachers, and people in pews, mosques and temples— provoke a [Read More...]