I Will Not Keep Silent! I Will Not Rest! Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 and Isaiah 62:1-5 February 24, 2019 Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames for Princeton University Chapel During our most recent choir tour in Morocco, out of all of the places we were visiting, I was most excited about Marrakech. Not because of any … Continue reading I Will Not Keep Silent! I Will Not Rest!
Rev. Vance P. Ross Matthew 3:1-12 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the … Continue reading Outlying Faith: an Advent sermon
W.E.B. DuBois noted in 1903 that, “the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line – the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and the islands of the sea.” Sarah Azaransky uses this observation as a starting point for her exploration … Continue reading Book review: This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement, by Sarah Azaransky (NYC: Oxford University Press, 2017)
Shmuly Yanklowitz It’s clear that the trauma of slavery continues to impact the contemporary American psyche. Hanging in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is an indelible, haunting painting. It’s a maritime scene: a yellow sun setting above a blood-red sky while hurtling, unruly waves carry an 18th century ship. These elements don’t stir … Continue reading A Rabbi’s Plea: We Need Slavery Reparations In Order to Move Forward
By R. David Coolidge I didn’t know I was “White” until I became Muslim. I always used to think of myself as a human being. Other people were “Black” or “Indian” or some other label I used without even thinking. I, on the other hand, was just a person. And when I looked out at … Continue reading Malcolm X, White Muslims, and the Future of America