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Exploring the Role of Christianity in Slavery

During the U.S. slave era, Christianity served both to justify slavery and to sustain those who experienced life as slaves. That "complicated and ugly" history is the subject of the Academy Award nominated "12 Years a Slave." A 7 3/4-minute news video prepared by correspondent Deborah Potter for Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, a source for cutting edge reporting at the intersection of religion and culture, explores the ambiguous role of Christian faith in the slavery institution and its abolition. Extended interviews with director Steve McQueen and actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Princeton Theological Seminary professor Yolanda Pierce offer additional perspective on the movie's themes.

 

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Support for Rural Pastors

Grove City College received a nearly $1 million grant to help establish the Project on Rural Ministry. It’s an outreach...

Sunday Church Servicing in the Wake of Hurricane Michael

"Church leaders knew the Sunday following the storm would be important and necessary in what's expected to be a...

Relationship Across Rupture

On Being with Sally Kohn & Erick Erickson, “Relationship Across Rupture”Two lightning-rod figures on...

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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